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PROCEEDINGS 
OF THE 



GRAND CHAPTER 

of 

ROYAL ARCH MASONS 

OF CANADA 

IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 




-1961- 



ONE HUNDRED AND THIRD 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION 



TORONTO, ONTARIO 



APRIL 18 & 19, 1961 




BROCK 

UNIVERSITY 

LIBRARY 



From the 
Masonic Library 

of 
Lawrence Runnalls 
St. Catharines 
August 1988 



LIBRARY 

BROCK UNIVERSITY 



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ONE HUNDRED AND THIRD 

GRAND CHAPTER 

OF 

ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF CANADA 

IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 

ONE HUNDRED AND THIRD 

ANNUAL CONVOCATION 



A.D. 
1961 



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A. Inv. 
2491 









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Held in the Royal York Hotel, Front St. West 

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA 

TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18 and 19 

A.D. 1961, A.Inv. 2491 

Ordered to be read in all Chapters and preserved 
CHARLES W. EMMETT, MAURICE A. SEARLE, 

1310 Tecumseh Park Drive, Grand Scribe E " 

PORT CREDIT, ONTARIO TORONTO, ONTARIO 



BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH . . . 

CHARLES WILLIAM EMMETT 

Most Excellent Grand First Principal 

Born — 

Toronto, Ontario, August 14, 1910. 

Parents — 

Lister and Louisa. 

Married — 

Wife's name, Joan. 

Religion — 

Member of the United Church of Canada. 



Business- 



For the past 13' years he has been President and General 
Manager of his own company, Cweco Industries Limited, 
manufacturers and distributors of acoustical products. 



Masonic Record- 



He was initiated, passed and raised in Occident Lodge No. 
346, Toronto, 1041. Was the Worshipful Master in 1951 and 
appointed to the office of Grand Junior Deacon in I960. 
He was exalted in Occident Chapter No. 77, Toronto, 1942. 
Was their First Principal in 1947. Was elected to the 
office of Grand Superindent in 1948. He was elected to the 
Grand Executive for the years 1954-55-56. Elected Grand 
Third Principal 1957-58, Grand Second Principal 1959-60 
and elected Grand First Principal April, 1961. He is the 
Grand Representative of the Grand Chapter of the Philip- 
pines near the Grand Chapter of Canada. 

He is a member of Cyrene Preceptory No. 29, a member 
of Royal and Select Masters Cryptic Rite, Hon. Past 
President of the Order of High Priesthood of Ontario, a 
member of Holy Land Conclave No. 3, The Masonic and 
Military Orders of Knights of the Red Cross of Con- 
stantine, K.H.S. and St. John the Evangelist Grand Im- 
perial Conclave of Canada, a member of Rameses Temple 
A.A.O.N.M.S. of Toronto, Canada, and a past President of 
the Principals' Association R.A.M. Toronto districts. 



Clubs- 



A member of the Boulevard Club, Toronto, The Kingsway 
Shrine Club, Toronto, and the Laurentian Club, Ottawa, 
Canada. 




CHARLES WILLIAM EMMETT 

PORT CREDIT - ONTARIO 

Most Excellent Grand Z. 

1961 



4 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF CANADA 
IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 

PROCEEDINGS 

An Especial Convocation of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons 
of Canada in the Province of Ontario was held in the Masonic Temple of 
Espanola, Ontario, on Monday, the tenth day of October, A.D. 1960, 
A.Inv. 2490. 

PRESENT 

M. Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith Grand Z.) r , 

R. Ex. Comp.J. F. Boucher as Grand H. > r r ran ., 

M. Ex. Comp. Maurice A. Searle as Grand J J UounciJ 

R. Ex. Comp. A. J. Higgins Grand Superintendent 

R. Ex. Comp. George Shute as Grand Treasurer 

R. Ex. Comp. Fred J. Johnson as Grand Scribe E. 

R. Ex. Comp. G. Harold Shannon as Grand Scribe N. 

R. Ex. Comp. William Holywell as Grand Principal Soj. 

R. Ex. Comp. Percy Coats as Grand Senior Soj. 

V. Ex. Comp. J. Bach as Grand Junior Soj. 

R. Ex. Comp. Reg. J. Lewis as Grand D. of C. 

R. Ex. Comp. Percy S. Janneson as Grand Organist 

and the following assisting: 

V. Ex. Comp. W. J. Hazelwood, V. Ex. Comp. George Grieve, Ex. Comp. 
Ernie Smith, Ex. Comp. U. Dalphond, Ex. Comp. W. F. Lett, Ex. Comp. 
Len Boelman, Ex. Comp. H. Marshall, Ex. Comp. Joseph Graham, Ex. 
Comp. Leland Lowrie, Ex. Comp. V. B. Bizley, Ex. Comp. R. Marshall. 

Grand Chapter was opened in Ample Form at 8.15 p.m. when the 
Grand First Principal announced that the Especial Convocation had been 
called for the purpose of dedicating the Chapter Room for Espanola 
Chapter No. 257, Royal Arch Masons of Espanola, Ontario. 

The ceremony being concluded the Most Excellent Grand First Prin- 
cipal closed Grand Chapter at 10.15 p.m. 

MAURICE A. SEARLE, 

Grand Scribe E. 
SEAL 

GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF CANADA 
IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 

PROCEEDINGS 
An Especial Convocation of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons 
of Canada in the Province of Ontario was held in the Masonic Temple of 
Ingersoll, Ontario, on Monday the twenty-eighth day of November, A.D. 
1960, A.Inv. 2490. 

PRESENT 

M. Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith Grand Z.) n , 

R. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett Grand H. J^-i 

R. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay Grand J J ^ ouncl1 

R. Ex. Comp. C. Burton Grand Superintendent 

R. Ex. Comp. A. W. Ayre Grand Treasurer 

M. Ex. Comp. Maurice A. Searle Grand Scribe E. 

R. Ex. Comp. W. L. Davies Grand Scribe N. 

R. Ex. Comp. John A. Kennedy as Grand Principal Soj. 

V. Ex. Comp. W. H. Sargent as Grand Senior Soj. 

V. Ex. Comp. J. Bach as Grand Junior Soj. 

R. Ex. Comp. Charles Fotheringham as Grand Organist 

R. Ex. Comp. Reginald J. Lewis as Grand D. of C. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1961 5 

and the following assisting: 

R. Ex. Comp. Leo Gent, R. Ex. Comp. J. Gough, R. Ex. Comp. W. W. 
Tough, R. Ex. Comp. A. Cavanagh, R. Ex. Comp. L. Mansfield, R. Ex. 
Comp. A. E. Webber, R. Ex. Comp. R. J. Cocks, R. Ex. Comp. Ivan Mc- 
Connell, R. Ex. Comp. F. M. Reid, R. Ex. Comp. A. S. Martin, R. Ex. 
Comp. E. A. Thurlow, R. Ex. Comp. W. G. Laing, V. Ex. Comp. J. Bell. 

Grand Chapter was opened in Ample Form at 8.15 p.m. when the 
Grand First Principal announced that the Especial Convocation had been 
called for the purpose of dedicating the Chapter Room for Harris Chapter 
No. 41 Royal Arch Masons of Ingersoll, Ontario. 

The ceremony being concluded the Most Excellent Grand First Prin- 
cipal closed Grand Chapter at 10 p.m. 

MAURICE A. SEARLE, 
SEAL Grand Scribe E. 

GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF CANADA 
IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 

PROCEEDINGS 
The One Hundred and Third Annual Convocation of the Grand 
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario 
held in the Royal York Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, on April 18th and 19th, 
1961. 

M. Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith Grand Z.) r „ artA 

R. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett Grand H. ^fJ 1 ^ 

R. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay Grand J.j^ 0unci1 

PAST GRAND Z's 
M. Ex. Comps. John M. Burden, Fred W. Dean, Clarence McL. Pitts, 
Alexander G. N. Bradshaw, John L. House, Maurice A. Searle, Melville 
S. Gooderham. 

R. Ex. Comp. David Kerr Grand Chaplain 

M. Ex. Comp. Fred W. Dean Grand Treasurer 

M. Ex. Comp. Maurice A. Searle Grand Scribe E. 

R. Ex. Comp. William L. Davies Grand Scribe N. 

R. Ex. Comp. John W. Dickens Grand Principal Sojourner 

V. Ex. Comp. C. McMullen Grand Senior Sojourner 

V. Ex. Comp. J. Bach Grand Junior Sojourner 

R. Ex. Comp. Arthur W. Ayre Grand Registrar 

V. Ex. Comp. J. Burns Grand D. of C. 

V. Ex. Comp. J. E. Jenkins Grand Pursuivant 

V. Ex. Comp. W. J. Stewart Grand Outer Guard 

GRAND SUPERINTENDENTS 

R. Ex. Comp. E. Ivan McConnell St. Clair District No. 1 

R. Ex. Comp. Leo J. Gent London District No. 2 

R. Ex. Comp. Chesley R. Burton Wilson District No. 3 

R. Ex. Comp. Lawrence E. Morphy Wellington District No. 4 

R. Ex. Comp. Ralph J. Cocks Hamilton District No. 5 

R. Ex. Comp. William Russell Carmen Bradford Huron District No. 6 

R. Ex. Comp. Frank R. Martin Niagara District No. 7 

R. Ex. Comp. William N. Holywell Toronto East District No. 8 

R. Ex. Comp. Arthur E. Sharpe Toronto West District No. 8A 

R. Ex. Comp. John G. Cruickshank Georgian District No. 9 

R. Ex. Comp. William Baker Ontario District No. 10 

R. Ex. Comp. Delmer Huff Prince Edward District No. 11 

R. Ex. Comp. James A. Greer St. Lawrence District No. 12 

R. Ex. Comp. Edgar A. H. Shane Ottawa District No. 13 

R. Ex. Comp. Samuel R. LeRoy Newman Algoma District No. 14 

R. Ex. Comp. Alan J. Higgins New Ontario District No. 15 

R. Ex. Comp. James Ralph Temiskaming District No. 16 



6 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

GRAND CHAPTER OPENED 

A constitutional number of Chapters being represented by their 
qualified officers, the One Hundred and Third Annual Convocation of the 
Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of 
Ontario was opened in Ample Form at 10 o'clock a.m. 

DISTINGUISHED GUESTS 

The following distinguished guests were introduced by the Grand 
Director of Ceremonies V. Ex. Comp. J. Burns and assistants: 
MOST EXCELLENT GRAND CHAPTER ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF 

CONNECTICUT 

M. Ex. Comp. David S. Roger, Grand High Priest. 

R. Ex. Comp. Erickson, Grand Scribe. 
GRAND CHAPTER OF MAINE ROYAL ARCH MASONS 

M. Ex. Comp. Charles R. Leavitt, Grand High Priest. 
GRAND ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER OF MASSACHUSETTS 

M. Ex. Comp. Stanley F. Maxwell, Grand High Priest. 

M. Ex. Comp. William F. Clark, P.G.H.P. and Grand Secretary. 
GRAND CHAPTER ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF MICHIGAN 

M. Ex. Comp. Lawrence W. Larsen, Grand High Priest. 

M. Ex. Comp. Orlow J. Myers, P.G.H.P. and Grand Secretary. 

M. Ex. Comp. Arthur M. Burke, P.G.H.P. our Grand Representative. 
THE GRAND CHAPTER OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK ROYAL 

ARCH MASONS 

M. Ex. Comp. George A. Lambert, P.G.H.P. and Grand Secretary. 

M. Ex. Comp. Wright J. Burley, P.G.H.P. 

M. Ex. Comp. W. Matsunaye, Jr., Grand High Priest. 

R. Ex. Comp. Clifford A. McDonald, Our Grand Representative. 
THE GRAND HOLY ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER OF PENNSYLVANIA 

M. Ex. Comp. Maurice T. White, Grand High Priest. 

M. Ex. Comp. Arthur L. Miller, P.G.H.P. our Grand Representative. 

M. Ex. Comp. John C. F. Kitselman, Grand Secretary. 
STATE OF RHODE ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS 

M. Ex. Comp. Kenneth S. Wilder, Grand High Priest. 
GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS IN VIRGINIA 

M. Ex. Comp. E. H. Everton, Grand High Priest. 
GRAND CHAPTER ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF MANITOBA 

M. Ex. Comp. Arthur L. Lamont, Grand First Principal. 
THE GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF QUEBEC 

M. Ex. Comp. H. Wall Clarke, Grand First Principal. 

M. Ex. Comp. Arthur Osgood, P. Grand First Principal, our Grand 
Representative. 

M. Ex. Comp. H. Pickering, Grand Scribe E. 
GRAND COUNCIL OF ROYAL AND SELECT MASTERS OF ONTARIO 

V. Ex. Comp. Norman F. H. Bright, M. 111. Grand Master. 
GRAND COUNCIL OF THE ORDER OF HIGH PRIESTHOOD OF 

ONTARIO 

V. Ex. Comp. George McCombe, M. Ex. Grand President. 
THE SOVEREIGN GREAT PRIORY OF CANADA KNIGHT TEMPLAR 

R. Ex. Comp. Joseph W. Carson, Grand Master. 
THE MASONIC AND MILITARY ORDER OF KNIGHTS OF THE RED 

CROSS OF CONSTANTINE 

V. Ex. Comp. A. H. MacQuarrie, M. 111. Grand Sovereign. 
GRAND LODGE A.F. AND A.M. OF CANADA IN THE PROVINCE OF 

ONTARIO 

M.W. Bro. and M. Ex. Comp. Clarence MacLeod Pitts, Grand Master. 

R.W. Bro and Comp. Ewart G. Dixon, Grand Secretary. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1961 7 

MEMORIAL SERVICE 
By the Grand Chaplain R. Ex. Comp. Rev. David Kerr 
Organist: Ex. Comp. Roy Pannabecker . 
The delegates joined in singing "God Save the Queen," "My Country 
Tis of Thee," and "0 God, Our Help in Ages Past." 

INVOCATION 

Lord God Eternal, holy, almighty, merciful, maker of all things by 
Thy power, ruler of all things by Thy wisdom, grant unto these Thy 
servants that guidance which will direct this assembly in all its delibera- 
tions to thine honour and glory. Amen. 

"Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit 
shall return unto God who gave it." Ecclesiastes 12: 7. 

There is no sublimer fact in the spiritual history of man than his 
steady, unwavering belief in his own immortality. Encompassed on every 
side by darkness, he yet proclaims in every age his unalterable conviction 
that there is light beyond. Tossed by storm and often lost in blinding 
mists, he still believes that he is steering straight for that haven which 
eye hath never seen. Faced by the spectre of death, he still perseveres in 
the certainty that life is all and that death is naught; and when the soul 
seems to perish he holds that it passes with the wings of a dove to life, 
and spring and heavens bloom to the bosom of his God. 

Faith, Hope and Charity can be the daily experience of each one of 
us. We can die to doubt and disbelief, and rise to new faith and trust in 
God. We can die in despair and to the tyranny of evil, and rise with new 
hope, vision and courage. We can die to hatred, malice and all uncharit- 
ableness, and experience the new life. "Thanks be to God which giveth us 
the victory." 

It is not the length of life that matters, but how it is lived. It is not 
"How Long" but "How Well." 

My Companions, as we meet today it is unnecessary for me to remind 
you that there are those who journeyed with us that are with us no more. 
In our Chapter meetings their voices are stilled, we miss their advice and 
counsel, their cherry welcome and friendly handshake. We are richer 
because they walked and worked with us, we are poorer because of their 
going. 

To every Chapter, their loved ones and their families, and to those 
left to mourn their loss, we extend our sympathy and pray that the 
Most High may enlighten their path until the day breaks and the shadows 
flee away. 

"Tis sweet, as year by year we lose friends out of sight, in faith to 
muse, how grows in Paradise our store." 

CHARACTER SURVIVES: GOODNESS LIVES: LOVE IS IM- 
MORTAL. 

PRAYER 

Almighty, Eternal and Everlasting God in whom the spirits of just 
men are made perfect, grant we beseech Thee thy blessing on this present 
Convocation. Look upon us with Thy constant mercy and give to us the 
spirit of understanding. When our eyes no longer behold what we have 
loved and when we listen for the footsteps of those who are gone out of 
our sight and hear them not, what can we do but turn to Thee. Lift us up, 
therefore, Strong Son of God, that we may see further, cleanse our 
eyes, that we may see more clearly; draw us closer to Thyself that we 
may know ourselves; closer to our loved ones who are with Thee. Amen. 

Closing hymn, "Abide With Me." 



8 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

PRESENTATION OF PAST GRAND Z's 

The Grand Z. Most Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith requested the Grand 
D. of C. V. Ex. Comp. J. Burns to present the Past Grand Z's. The follow- 
ing were present: 

M. Ex. Comp. John M. Burden, 1943-44. 

M. Ex. Comp. Fred W. Dean, 1947-48. 

M. Ex. Comp. Clarence MacL. Pitts, 1949-50. 

M. Ex. Comp. Alexander G. N. Bradshaw, 1951-52. 

M. Ex. Comp. John L. House, 1955-56. 

M. Ex. Comp. Maurice A. Searle, 1957-58. 

M. Ex. Comp. Melville S. Gooderham, 1957 Honourary. 

The Grand First Principal, Bruce H. Smith, extended a warm and 
hearty welcome to the Past Grand Z's. Grand Honours were given and 
M. Ex. Comp. F. W. Dean responded to the welcome on behalf of the 
Grand Z's. 

TORONTO DISTRICTS 8 AND 8A ADDRESS OF WELCOME 

To the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal, Bruce Harrison, 
Smith, Officers and Members of the Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons 
of Canada in the Province of Ontario; the Most Worshipful Clarence 
McLeod Pitts, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and 
Accepted Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario; distinguished 
guests from our sister Capitular Jurisdictions in Canada and the United 
States, and representatives from all Masonic bodies — the Companions of 
Toronto Districts No. 8 and No. 8A consider it a privilege to extend to 
you our sincere fraternal greetings on this the One Hundred and Third 
Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of 
Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

We feel signally honoured to have the privilege of welcoming our 
Grand Chapter on its annual Convocation to Toronto — the Queen City of 
Canada, and it is our earnest hope that your deliberations will be har- 
honious and beneficial, even beyond your expectations. 
Most Excellent Sir: 

Your term as our Grand First Principal is rapidly drawing to a close. 
The Principals, Past Principals and Companions of the twenty-eight 
Chapters comprising the two Toronto Districts, wish to express their 
heartfelt appreciation for the remarkable contribution you have made to 
Royal Arch Masonry. 

The Companions are ever conscious of the weight of the vast re- 
sponsibilities that are borne by the Most Excellent the Grand First 
Principal in order that he may enhance and execute the great trusteeship 
that has been placed upon him. 

You, Most Excellent Sir, have spared neither time nor effort in en- 
deavouring to promote the highest interests of Capitular Masonry, you 
have been ever mindful of the responsibilities of your high office and in 
so doing you have graced this office with dignity and decorums in a 
manner which has certainly merited the confidence of all with whom you 
have come in contact. Your humility and the gracious and kindly attitude 
you have shown toward all Companions has set a splendid example for 
others to follow and in no small measure has enhanced the reputation of 
this Grand Jurisdiction. 

It has indeed been a privilege and an honour to have served under 
your leadership and it is our earnest prayer that you will be long spared 
to continue your service to Capitular Masonry. 

In presenting you with this address of welcome we wish to express 
to you in some tangible way the deep appreciation of our pleasant as- 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1961 



9 



sociations, therefore, we would ask you to accept this small memento on 
behalf of the Royal Arch Chapters of the Toronto Districts. 

Presented on behalf of the Royal Arch Chapters of Toronto Districts 
No. 8 and No. 8 A this seventeenth day of April Anno Inventionis 2491, 
Anno Domini 1961. 



DISTRICT No. 8 
1960 1961 

St. Andrew & St. John No. 4 
G. A. Ridei Dr. 0. B. Dickinson 

King Solomon's No. 8 



Roy Willmot 
York No. 62 
H. J. C. Sinclair 
St. Paul's No. 65 
Dr. W. P. Gruer 
Orient No. 79 
A. E. O'Halloran 
Succoth No. 135 
T. C. Croxall 



Wm. Dobinson 

J. M. Hood 

J. F. Boehm 

W. L. Hyatt 

J. A. Best 

The St. Patrick No. 145 

L. C. Scudder R. A. Gibson 

The Beaches No. 163 

D. C. Armstrong E. R. Ansell 

Victoria No. 205 

H. Hinchley W. Hinchley 

St. Alban's No. 217 

Wm. Wylie A. H. Baldwin 

Beaver No. 225 

J. T. Wallace J. E. McFadden 

Aurora No. 235 

C. Allan F. G. Hare 

University No. 241 

J. E. Young A. W. Fox 

Tyrian No. 258 

J. J. Mahaffey N. Wagg 

William N. Holywell, 

Grand Superintendent 

Toronto District No. 8 

G. A. McConnell, Secretary 



DISTRICT No. 8A 
1960 1961 

Occident No. 77 

Percy Helm Clifford Aikins 

Toronto-Antiquity No. 91 
G. G. Wood L. W. Dixon 

Shekinah No. 138 
Percy James H. W. Clark 

Peel No. 195 

Jack Lamb J. Archdekin 

Mount Sinai No. 212 
Louis Ritter F. Sheldon 

Mimico No. 215 

S. Kennedy B. J. Rodd 

Ulster No. 219 

A. H. S. Adams P. K. Taylor 

Lebanon No. 220 

S. J. Smith H. A. Harris 

Port Credit No. 230 
J. I. Parks J. Wilton 

The St. Clair No. 231 
J. M. Yates A. Settle 

King Cyrus No. 232 
J. S. Cobb F. W. Thorn 

Oakwood No. 233 
Bert Taylor E. Bureil 

Humber No. 246 

H. B. Banks L. Harron 

Centennial No. 260 

A. R. McDougall H. B. Banks 

Arthur E. Sarpe, 

Grand Superintendent 

Toronto District No. 8 A 

Gordon Horner, Secretary 



CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES 

The Grand Scribe E. commenced reading the minutes of the Pro- 
ceedings of the One Hundredth and Second Annual Convocation held in 
the city of Toronto, when it was moved by R. Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett, 
seconded by R. Ex. Cornp. Fraser Hay. 

Resolved — "That as the Proceedings of the last Annual Convocation, 
held Tuesday and Wednesday, April 12, 13, 1960, have been printed and 
copies thereof sent to all the Chapters in this Jurisdiction, the recorded 
Minutes be considered as read, and the same is now confirmed." 



ORDER OF BUSINESS 

It was moved by R. Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett, and second by R. Ex. 
Comp. Fraser Hay, and — 

Resolved— "That the Order of Business of this Grand Convocation be 
changed at the discretion of the Grand Z." 



10 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIALS 

V. Ex. Comp. Joseph Benson, Vice-chariman of the Credentials Com- 
mittee, reported that there are 168 Warranted Chapters on the roll of 
Grand Chapter of which 147 Chapters were represented by the following: 
Chapter 

No. 1— R. H. Seymour, Z.; R. G. Willis, H.; L. N. Armstrong, P.Z. 
No. 2— H. C. Rose, Z.; E. M. Marshall, R. J. Cocks, D. G. Home, P.Z's. 
No. 3— G. Phipps, Z.; R. W. Coon, G. S. Gale, W. H. Parker, P.Z's. 
No. 4—0. B. Dickinson, Z.; K. L. Bellamy, H.; R. N. McEhinney, V. L. 

Mutton, G. Garnett, H. B. Pickerell, H. E. Hodgins, C. F. 

Tye, P.Z's. 
No. 5 — A. W. Ayre, Proxy; J. W. Kennedy, S. Pederson, P.Z's. 
No. 6— S. J. H. Quiney, Z.; J. E. Richardson, F. Scott, C. S. King, H. 

W. Hewett, P.Z's. 
No. 7— C. S. Lowther, Z.; R. E. Houston, E. C. Wood, H. E. Payne, H. 

T. Adams, F. K. Hodgen, J. L. Diamond, P.Z's. 
No. 8— W. G. Dobinson, Z.; S. Burnscongh, H.; L. Roberts, J.; F. S. 

Hutchinson, A. L. Tinker, F. J. Johnson, W. H. King, E. M. 

Woolcock, A. Otis, W. Holywell, M. N. Carr, G. A. McCon- 

nell, S. Sleeman, J. Keillor, R. Willmot, P.Z's. 
No. 15— A. B. Steel, H.; L. C. Ewener, Proxy; R. G. Wyseman, H. R. 

Marriott, P.Z's. 
No. 16— W. Tennant, Z.; C. Compton, H.; C. Vickers, N. Bright, L. B. 

Gillespie, S. Taylor, E. Shane, P.Z's. 
No. 18— R. B. Town, Z.; J. Mackbach, J.; A. Wishart, A. E. Thurton, J. 

Hibrer, P.Z's. 
No. 19— L. T. McMann, Z.; H. Ballantyne, H.; D. McLean, J.; J. Hudson, 

F. Lottridge, W. Coolin, P.Z's. 
No. 20— A. W. Cox, Z.; C. R. Simpson, R. W. E. McFadden, A. Mac- 

Gregor, P. Worthington, A. T. H. Baker, R. M. Nelles, P.Z's. 
No. 22— K. M. Laushway, Z. 

No. 23— F. L. Grigg, Z.; K. C. Bannister, E. Hind, W. Johnston, P.Z's. 
No. 24— F. S. Wolfe, Z.; J. C. Smith, H.; G. Kiloh, J.; G. S. Atkins, W. 

Fern, W. H. Reed, R. H. Davies, J. Barr, P.Z's. 
No 26— K. Hutchinson, Z.; H. Burke, N. M. Sprague, C. H. Kinnear, 

P Z's 
No. 27— E. J.' Taylor, Z.; J. A. Kilsby, H.; B. M. Conron, F. C. Melton, 

P.Z's. 
No. 28— W. F. Boorman, Z.; F. L. Smale, H.; R. H. McKelvie, J.; N. W. 

Purdy, A. G. Coppin, W. L. Houston, G. H. Taylor, P.Z's. 
No. 29— E. C. McCullagh, Proxy; F. Martin, R. S. Ash, J. E. Yocum, 0. 

M. Krick, C. J. Lundy, W. A. Farr, P.Z's. 
No. 30— R. S. Henderson, Z.; J. E. Westbrook, J.; R. Bradford, H. Hill, 

C. E. Laithwaite, P.Z's. 
No. 31— L. Hagerman, Z.; H. Alder, D. Huff, P.Z's. 
No. 32— J. E. Goalley, Z.; F. C. Ackert, T. Forrester, A. G. Malcolm, D. 

J. Marriott, Proxy, P.Z's. 
No. 34— R. A. Stewart, P.Z. 

No. 35— S. E. Smith, Z.; W. P. Price, H.; F. J. Gale, P.Z. 
No. 36— R. K. Burns, H.; J. H. Harris, J.; P. Mathews, J. E. Girven, B. 

H. Pammett, A. W. Watkins, F. M. Warren, E. J. Jones, W. 

E. Bannon, E. W. Edmondson, P.Z's. 
No. 37— K. W. Stevenson, Z.; L. Bray, H.; C. P. McElroy, H. Inch, E. J. 

Barrowclough, E. J. McKeever, W. H. Meldrum, P.Z's. 
No. 40— W. Smith, Z.; C. E. Morgan, J. A. Robertson, W. J. Van Nor- 
man, P.Z's. 
No. 41— E. A. Webber, Proxy; H. R. Nagle, P.Z's. 
No. 44— F. K. Hill, Z.; A. V. Roy, P.Z. 
No. 45— A. Wolfrain, Proxy, P.Z. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1961 11 

No. 46— H. I. Sparling, H.; D. C. White, P.Z. 

No. 4&— A. W. Robertson, Z.; E. J. Wood, H.; W. Baker, F. L. Sear- 

ranche, J. A. Cunningham, P.Z's. 
No. 54--W. Cowie, Proxy, P.Z. 
No. 55— J. H. Hutchinson, Z.; E. Staines, J.; C. A. Larson, W. E. Brown, 

P Z's 
No. 56— G. S. Matthias, Z.; J. G. Cruickshank, P.Z. 
No. 57^D. L. Winn, Proxy; D. H. McCracken, P.Z. 
No. 59— F. W. Grant, Z.; J. A. Greer, P.Z. 
No. 62— J. M. Hood, Z.; H. J. C. Sinclair, J. Shield, W. J. Grierson, A. H. 

Gray, G. Cooper, D. B. Young, W. Mitchell, C. M. Platten, 

P.Z's. 
No. 63 — G. Downey, Z.; H. J. Norman, G. Emerson, F. E. Schilroth, J. 

W. McFadyen, P.Z's. 
No. 64— C. E. Griffin, Proxy; R. S. Doan, P.Z's. 
No. 65— J. Boehm, Z.; W. A. Fry, J.; M. S. Gooderham, P.Z's. 
No. 66— D. Cooper, Z.; J. W. Crick, J. Back, P.Z's. 
No. 67 — L. E. Morphy, Proxy; F. Johnson, P.Z's. 

No. 68— G. J. Purcell, Proxy; K. Forbes, A. Guy, C. B. Beckett, P.Z's. 
No. 69— A. Jarvis, Proxy; L. J. Colling, P.Z's. 
No. 71— C. Watt, Z.; B. Smith, E. Moyes, J. D. Wilson, R. Sweetman. 

P Z's 
No. 72^-W. Warren, Proxy, P.Z. 

No. 7<3u-F. Yardley, Z.; P. L. Lalonde, A. W. Overfield, P.Z's. 
No. 74— G. C. Searson, Z. 
No. 75 — C. Anderson, Z.; C. Smillie, H.; J. C. Cunningham, E. Harrop, 

P Z's 
No. 76— C. H. Sheppard, Proxy; J. H. Hughes, C. L. Dill, F. Jones, 

P.Z's. 
No. 77— C. Aikins, Z.; J. Dobson, H.; A. Lee, J.; J. M. Burden, C. W. 

Emmett, G. Elms, A. Green, W. Shearer, P. Helm, J. E. 

Jenkins, H. P. Hopkinson, A. R. Cripps, E. K. Hogaboom, S. 

Bustard, J. A. Prince, H. Smith, S. Solley, P.Z's. 
No. 78— A. H. Walper, Z.; R. Ratz, P.Z. 
No. 79— A. E. O'Halloran, Z.; A. J. Burton, H.; J. A. Hearn, L. L. 

Quevie, A. H. Jones, L. Bramwell, A. 0. Cook, H. F. Myers, 

A. J. R. Moxon, P.Z's. 
No. 80— G. E. Turner, Z.; W. E. Treganza, A. D. Bates, D. P. Marshall, 

P.Z's. 
No. 81— F. Bowen, Z.; L. Mallack, H.; R. E. Moore, B. C. Damude, H. P. 

Grant, R. W. Stratton, P.Z's. 
No. 82— H. G. Blanchard, Z.; W. H. Chectham, P.Z. 
No. 83— C. W. Esson, Z.; W. E. Watson, H.; A. W. Gillespie, W. 

Gillespie, W. J. McCall, D. Van Norman, P.Z's. 
No. 84— C. Thompson, Z.; W. S. Hall, E. Gauley, A. Corrigan, P.Z's. 
No. 88— E. H. Logan, Proxy; H. M. Dunlop, H. Johnson, S. E. Steven- 
son, P.Z's. 
No. 90— A. Barclay, E. M. Newman, P.Z's. 
No. 91— W. Dixon, Z.; W. Hillis, H.; W. Doolittle, J.; A. F. Tannahiil, 

A. A. Kitchen, W. J. Stewart, H. J. Nelson, A. Geary, C. 

Howes, D. Calder, D. M. Coghill, J. Short, H. Plunkett, J. 

Bailey, P.Z's. 
No. 94 — G. McCombe, P.Z. 
No. 95— A. F. Beach, Z.; G. Shute, P.Z. 
No. 102— R. B. Bizley, Z.; P. S. Jammison, V. B. Bizley, H. W. Walker, 

P.Z's. 
No. 103— A. J. Mellis, Z. 
No. 104— E. J. Flippance, Z.; M. L. Jeffrey, H.; H. Secord, J.; S. Portch, 

G. K. Brown, C. T. Sherry, W. G. Russell, J. A. R. Shaw, 

P.Z's. 



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No. 110— C. Buchanan, Z.; H. S. Ewing, W. J. Newman, P.Z's. 

No. 112— G. M. Gorrell, Z. 

No. 113— N. G. M. Tuck, Z.; G. E. McCutcheon, P.Z. 

No. 114— W. H. Mayhew, Proxy, P.Z. 

No. 115—0. Fleming, H.; W. Byard, J.; R. W. McKenzie, W. W. Tough. 

C. R. Burton, R. C. Walker, Proxy, P.Z's. 
No. 116— F. K. McEwen, Z.; J. C. Saunders, H.; M. P. Morris, P.Z. 
No. 117— G. A. Braby, Z.; W. R. Cooper, G. H. Shannon, A. C. Mason, 

W. N. Hemphill, W. E. James, N. A. McEachren, P.Z's. 
No. 119— F. Hilton, Z.; A. S. H. Cree, E. H. Brennan, H. G. Overholt, D. 

A. Robinson, R. A. Willett, B. M. White, J. A. Mclntyre, G. 

Bloomfield, A. Cresswell, P.Z's. 
No. 129— F. Lannin, H.; E. W. Brunk, S. Earl, R. F. Robinson, P.Z's. 
No. 130--C. Armstrong, Z.; C. McGill, H.; L. A. Smith, F. Wrightson, 

P Z's 
No. 131— R. Keene, Z.; K. Hopkinson, H.; P. Spears, A. R. Whitney, G. G. 

Sinclair, W. M. Lee, C. H. Whicher, 0. Greig, L. McKenzie, 

P Z's 
No. 132r— F. H*. Scrivener, Z. 
No. 133— R. S. McLean, Z.; G. A. Phillips, Jr., J. J. Carpenter, W. Mc- 

Collum, R. B. McCleary, G. P. Marshall, G. W. Morrison, 

P Z's 
No. 134— C. E.' McPhail, Z.; C. White, L. Parliament, E. Rixon, P.Z's. 
No. 135— J. A. Best, Z.; S. M. Sweetman, H.; W. J. Morgan, J.; G. S. 

Feesby, H. V. Watson, C. G. Armstrong, T. C. Croxall, 

P.Z's. 
No. 138— H. W. Clark, Z.; R. C. Pannabecker, H.; G. T. Ferguson, J.; G. 

G. Elliott, E. H. Hughes, R. F. Lomas, R. Ackerman, C. 

Wells, E. E. Dobson, J. Benson, H. O. Hughes, B. W. 

Spencer, P. James, P.Z's. 
No. 140^-A. E. Knox, Z.; J. E. Forester, D. Harias, P.Z's. 
No. 144— H. J. Morgan, Z.; K. A. McQuoid, P.Z. 
No. 145— R. A. Gibson, Z.; R. S. Woodward, H.; P. H. Rogers, E. E. 

Reid, W. C. Johnston, D. P. Collins, W. E. Pomeroy, M. A. 

Searle, J. R. Legacy, R. J. Lewis, L. B. Morrison, A. J. 

Martin, C. L. Ford, T. R. Tompkins, I. C. Skudder, P.Z's. 
No. 145— H. McDermitt, Z.; D. Kidd, H.; W. H. Sargent, S. L. Bartza, F. 

Hay, J. A. Wilson, F. Day, 0. Thompson, P.Z's. 
No. 147^1. W. Joynt, Proxy; J. W. Stewart, J. Boyle, C. MacDonald, 

P.Z's. 
No. 149 — S. R. L. Newman, Proxy. 
No. 150— W. E. Boyle, Z.; A. W. Burgess, H.; W. P. Dicks, J.; T. Welch, 

A. G. N. Bradshaw, J. W. Carson, J. N. Duffy, D. A. Mc- 
Donald, M. A. Doupe, J. B. Carson, P.Z's. 
No. 151— J. E. Brown, Z. 

No. 152— S. R. L. Newman, Proxy; I. W. Smith, P.Z's. 
No. 153— J. Burnett, Proxy; E. K. Rupert, T. MacNally, K. R. Colwell, 

P Z's 
No. 155— S. Martin, P.Z. 

No. 161— T. C. Lloyd, Proxy; E. T. Taylor, P.Z's. 
No. 163— E. Ansell, Z.; A. T. Williams, H.; R. W. Barter, J.; E. W. Bath, 

W. L. Brown, D. Armstrong, F. W. Mills, W. E. Bath, P.Z's. 
No. 164— M. S. Thompson, J.; L. C. Butler, P.Z. 
No. 167— C. P. Eagles, Proxy, P.Z. 

No. 168— J. A. McMullen, Z.; T. H. Burgess, W. H. Brady, P.Z's. 
No. 175— J. E. Pearcey, Z.; F. W. Dean, E. Hudson, H. Ralph, D. S. 

Stephens, C. R. Smith, C. R. Smith, P.Z's. 
No. 184— L. A. Mann, Z.; C. A. Howard, J. 



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No. 195 — J. Archdeacon, Z.; W. B. Cannon, J.; H. Spratt, H. McClure, 

P.Z's. 
No. 198— B. C. Lambie, Proxy; J. W. Davies, P.Z's. 
No. 210^-D. Casselman, Z.; H. J. Thomas, J.; W. M. Stanley, C. Laush- 

way, W. C. Pescod, P.Z's. 
No. 212— F. Sheldon, Z.; N. Austin, H.; I. M. Ingles, J.; A. Fox, S. 

Bederman, L. Ritter, S. J. Sword, A. L. Tinker, P.Z's. 
No. 213— F. H. Bowman, Z.; J. Ralph, P.Z. 
No. 214— C. T. Smith, Proxy; R. McLean, P.Z's. 
No. 215— W. Angst, Proxy, P.Z. 
No. 217— A. Baldwin, Z.; J. Chatel, H.; C. C. Kerr, J.; J. L. House, H. A. 

F. Schytte, J. Turnbull, W. J. Raeburn, W. Wyllie, W. J. 

Webber, C. R. Kincade, A. Murray, J. A. Burton, G. W. Mc- 

Rae, P.Z's. 
No. 218— D. Wake, Z.; L. Mournahan, H.; H. Newell, J.; W. Newell, B. 

Robinson, L. Besley, W. Pacey, P.Z's. 
No. 219— P. K. Taylor, Z.; D. Stuart, H. C. Kesteven, R. E. Story, R. A. 

Boddy, J. L. Hewson, C. H. Kesteven, D. S. MacLachlan, J. 

S. Bremmer, G. Anthony, G. R. Sheard, T. H. Barker, L. C. 

Pilson, A. D. Napier, H. L. Kesteven, A. H. S. Adams, P.Z's. 
No. 220^-H. Harris, Z.; W. M. Creech, J. A. Evans, W. H. Carr, W. F. 

Leuty, J. H. Dicken, W. A. McKague, A. E. Sharpe, G. H. 

Home, J. B. Richardson, P.Z's. 
No. 221 — W. C. Hutchinson, Z.; J. E. Armstrong, H.; L. Armstrong, J. N. 

Edwards, P.Z's. 
No. 222— W. H. Waters, Z.; C. M. Pitts, J. Sinclair, W. C. Pescock, P.Z's. 
No. 223— J. C. Kincade, Proxy; A. F. Righton, G. Cameron, P.Z's. 
No. 224— J. A. Atkinson, Proxy; J. S. Drysdale, P.Z's. 
No. 225— -J. E. McFadden, Z.; J. Brown, H.; J. R. Dempster, J.; J. C. Day, 

F. W. D. Welham, J. Broadfoot, E. Woodstock, J. T. Wallace, 
W. Pendleton, C. L. Carter, R. Wilson, A. Spalding, C. F. 
Carter P Z's 

No. 226— L. V. Wood, Proxy, P.Z. 

No. 227 — A. Pierson, Z.; L. A. Courtemanche, H.; E. L. Goodman, J.; R. 
Godden, B. H. Smith, M. R. Anderson, L. F. Walker, C. Mc- 
Mullen, J. R. Williams, P. E. Kerr, F. Chapman, P.Z's. 

No. 230— J. H. Wilton, Z.; J. W. MacDonald, J.; D. J. McKee, G. Jackson, 
R. Young, A. R. Jamieson, P.Z's. 

No. 231— A. Settle, Z.; W. J. Bain, H.; J. W. Woodland, W. K. Herd, W. 

G. Davey, E. C. Shunk, L. A. Stiver, D. M. Kerr, B. Settle, 
A. W. Johnson, J. M. Yates, P.Z's. 

No. 232— F. W. Thorn, Z.; W. H. Anderson, H.; W. F. Roberts, W. W. 

Lester P.Z's. 
No. 233— E. C. Burrell, Z.'; D. Wilson, H.; C. H. Howard, J.; W. Gardner, 

J. Burns, G. Armstrong, S. Heaps, G. Burnett, E. W. 

Humphreys, C. McClocklin, W. Burton, R. Alford, B. Taylor. 

P.Z's. 
No. 234^S. Penrice, Z.; B. Moody, H.;F. Wilson, J. Addy, I. G. Noble, L. 

Tracey, J. T. Armstrong, P.Z's. 
No. 235— F. Hare, Z.; W. Jennings, H.; H. Foote, J.; F. D. Lacey, P.Z. 
No. 236— E. Burke, Proxy; F. Brown, J. Aldridge, P.Z's. 
No. 238— W. A. Thomson, Z.; L. Adilman, J.; A. V. Sedgwick, B. S. Scott, 

W. G. Chapman, E. W. Mitchell, L. E. Fortner, W. L. Davies, 

P.Z's. 
No. 239— L. Fisher, Z.; Ivan McConnell, R. xNTudds, P.Z's. 
No. 240^-J. N. Davis, Proxy; C. A. Merritt, F. M. Schnick, W. McKin- 

nell, P.Z's. 
No. 241— A. W. Fox, Z.; E. Pickle, P. W. Rogers, 0. R. Roberts, J. E. 

Young, H. S. Biggs, P.Z's. 



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No. 242— S. M. Ellenor, Z.; I. Pack, P.Z. 

No. 243— J. H. Lee, Proxy; G. E. Hyland, J.; I. A. Lee, E. Boden, P.Z's. 

No. 246— L. Harron, Z.; D. Dandy, J.; A. F. Nisbet Sr., A. F. Nisbet Jr., 
J. R. Johnson, F. S. Fordham, H. J. Rees, M. S. Clark, J. 
M. Bremner, R. Cruise, H. E. Harrison, R. H. Taylor, P.Z's. 

No. 247— H. Shrich, Z.; R. Neely, J.; L. J. Gent, G. Tucker, I. Parkinson, 
M. Lansdell, P.Z's. 

No. 248— G. R. Clarke, Proxy, P.Z. 

No. 249— H. G. Freeman, Proxy, P.Z. 

No. 250— H. Particelli, Z.; J. W. Dickens, A. H. MacQuarrie, P.Z's. 

No. 251— H. G. Fick, Z.; J. T. Blackburn, K. Griffin, P.Z's. 

No. 252— A. J. Facer, Z.; J. H. Coleman, W. Degan, P.Z's. 

No. 253— W. C. McNeilly, Z.; E. Hind, F. M. Given, P.Z's. 

No. 255— M. A. L. Hicks, Z.; D. J. Hillier, .H; C. Scott, J.; C. H. Swat- 
ridge, W. T. Jeffery, P.Z's. 

No. 2)57— A. J. Higgins, Proxy, P.Z. 

No. 258— N. Wagg, Z.; J. C. Mehaffey, H.; F. E. Warne, J.; J. J. Mehaf- 
fey, F. C. Conley, P.Z's. 

No. 259— D. Harcus, Proxy, P.Z. 

No. 26'0^H. B. Banks, Z.; W. H. Hamilton, H.; A. McKague, J. L. Hew- 
son, W. H. Carr, W. F. Leuty, P.Z's. 

U.D. E. L. Jackson, P.Z. 

The following 11 Chapters were not represented: Wellington, No. 47; 
Bruce, No. 53; Pembroke, No. 58; Granite, No. 61; Glengarry, No. 143; 
St. John's, No. 148; Temiskaming, No. 169; Cobalt, No. 203; Victoria, No. 
205; Preston, No. 245; Golden Star, No. 254. 

147 Chapters represented 
11 Chapters not represented 

158 

There were 697 Registered Delegates having a total vote of 910. 
All of which is fraternally submitted. 

JAMES W. WOODLAND, Chairman 
JOSEPH BENSON, Vice-Chairman 

It was moved by R. Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett, seconded by V. Ex. 
Comp. J. Benson, and — 

Resolved — That the report of the Committee on Credentials be re- 
ceived and adopted. 

GRAND REPRESENTATIVES 

The Most Excellent, the Grand Z. directed the Grand Scribe E. to call 
the roll of Representatives of Sister Jurisdictions when they assembled 
before the Altar. The following Grand Representatives answered their 
names: 

Alabama — Robert N. McElhinney. 
Argentine — Fraser Hay. 
Arizona — Percy W. Rogers. 
Arkansas — J. Howard Coleman. 
California — Don Calder. 
Colorado— C. B. Parker. 
Connecticut — Noble Armstrong. 
Delaware — William J. Grierson. 
District of Columbia — Bruce H. Smith. 
Florida — Melville S. Gooderham. 



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Idaho — J. Sinclair. 
Illinois — James W. Woodland. 
Indiana — Arthur L. Tinker. 
Iowa — Carroll E. Griffin. 
Ireland— Robert W. E. McFadden. 
Kentucky— Rev. A. S. H. Cree. 
Louisiana — Joseph Carson. 
Maine — M. Roy Anderson. 
Manitoba — Percy S. Jannison. 
Michigan — Fred W. Dean. 
Minnesota — F. Carol Ackert. 
Missouri — C. Percy Eagles. 
Montana — David Harcus. 
Nebraska — A. V. Roy. 
Netherlands— C. Batt. 
New Hampshire — Norman M. Sprague. 
New Jersey — G. Harold Shannon. 
New Mexico — John A. Kennedy. 
New South Wales — Fred J. Johnson. 
New York — John M. Burden. 
New Zealand — J. Austin Evans. 
North Carolina — Benjamin S. Scott, 
North Dakota — J. Len Hewson. 
Nova Scotia — Clarence McL. Pitts. 
Ohio — Alexander G. N. Bradshaw. 
Oklahoma — Andrew F. Tannahill. 
Oregon — William E. Treganza. 
Pennsylvania — John L. House. 
PhiliDoines — Charles W. Emmett. 
Quebec — Maurice A. Searle. 
Queensland — N. A. MacEachren. 
Rhode Island — Ed. H. Brennan. 
Saskatchewan — James E. Girven. 
Switzerland — L. B. Morrison. 
Texas — Allan C. Mason. 
Utah— Lloyd B. Gillespie. 
Vermont — Charles Sheppard. 
Victoria — Alex Wishart. 
Washington — Reg. J. Lewis. 
West Australia— E. C. Wood. 
West Virginia — H. A. Fred Schytte. 
Wyoming — George Shute. 

Most Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith extended a warm welcome to the 
Representatives and asked them to make contact with their respective 
Grand Chapters and thus strengthen the bond of our fraternal union with 
our Sister Jurisdictions. Grand Honours were given. 

Our Grand Z. presented the Commission to M. Ex. Comp. Kenneth S. 
Wilder as our Grand Representative near the State of Rhode Island and 
Providence Plantations, this being one of those rare occasions on which 
one of our representatives happened to be present as the Grand High 
Priest of his Grand Chapter. M. Ex. Comp. Wilder thanked M. Ex. Comp. 
Smith for this privilege and honour and said he hoped to return again to 
Ontario and take part on other Convocations. 



16 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

GRAND Z's. ADDRESS 

To the Officers and Companions of the Most Excellent The Grand 
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada, in the Province of 

Ontario. 

My Companions: 

Once again it is my distinct honour and privilege to extend 
Fraternal Greetings and a most heartfelt welcome to this, the 
One Hundred and Third Annual Convocation of this Grand 
Chapter. 

May I first extend to the Companions of this Metropolitan 
City of Toronto and our host, the members of the Principal Asso- 
ciation of Toronto Districts No. 8 and 8A, also the Immediate 
Past President R. Ex. Comp. Wm. Grierson, our most grateful 
thanks and appreciation for their kind invitation to again hold 
our Annual Convocation in their fair City and express our in- 
debtedness for the time and effort put forth to insure its success. 

It is a great personal delight to me and a privilege to wel- 
come, on behalf of all Companions present, the head of all 
Masonry in the Province of Ontario, Most Worshipful Brother and 
Most Excellent Companion Clarence McLeod Pitts, Grand Master 
of the Grand Lodge of A.F. and A.M. of Canada, in the Province 
of Ontario. We again assure him of this Grand Chapter's con- 
tinued allegiance and loyalty to him and Grand Lodge. 

His term of Office, like my own, is rapidly drawing to a close. 
We extend to him our hearty congratulations and appreciation 
for his leadership, the time and energy he has unselfishly ex- 
pended for the betterment of Free Masonry in this Grand Jurisdic- 
tion. I express to him my thanks and appreciation for our many 
pleasant associations and the kind advice and guidance he has 
given during my term of Office. It is our sincere wish, Most Wor- 
shipful Sir, that The Great Architect of the Universe, will keep 
you in his holy keeping and bless you with health and strength, 
that we may be the beneficiaries of your Masonic experience and 
guidance for many years to come. 

It is also our privilege to have with us the Grand Secretary, 
Rt. Wor. Bro. and Comp. Ewart G. Dixon, M.C., Q.C., to him we 
extend the same warm welcome. 

From time to time it has been our distinct honour and pri- 
vilege to have in our midst, the heads of other Masonic Bodies, 
i.e., The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite for the Dominion of 
Canada, The Sovereign Great Priory of Canada, The Grand 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1961 17 

Council Royal and Select Masters of Cryptic Rite, The Order of 
High Priesthood and The Masonic and Military Order of the 
Knights of the Red Cross of Constantine and Appendant Orders, 
we extend to them a most warm welcome and fraternal greet- 
ings. 

Also, each year our Grand Chapter has been distinctly 
honoured to be host to many distinguished guests in the persons 
of Grand First Principals or their representatives of our Sister 
Jurisdictions in Canada, also Grand High Priests or their repre- 
sentatives and others from various Grand Jurisdictions of the 
United States. My predecessors and myself have many happy 
recollections of the kind hospitality, friendly and fraternal 
greetings extended on our many visits to their Grand Jurisdic- 
tions. On occasions such as this, I often think that perhaps we 
do not appreciate the great privilege that is ours in this Western 
half of world, where two nations under two different forms of 
government live side by side as neighbours and freely visit and 
extend the hand of fellowship and have but one hope and ideal 
that ere long the rest of the world, which is now passing through 
a period of transition with its many complexities and misunder- 
standings, will finally emerge and live together under one of the 
fundamental principles of our Craft, The Brotherhood of Man and 
the Fatherhood of God. Therefore, to these our guests we extend 
a most hearty welcome. 

My Companions, we are again gathered together from all 
parts of this Grand Jurisdiction to discuss and legislate upon 
such questions as may be brought before us and I have every 
confidence that they will receive your undivided attention and 
will be dealt with in that judicial fairness which is always so 
noticeable at our Annual Convocations. 

I come before you this morning to present to you an account 
of my stewardship of this my second and final year as your Grand 
First Principal. I am quite sure that no Companion ever enters 
upon the duties of this high office in so great a jurisdiction as 
ours, without a feeling of inadequacy. There are so many de- 
mands he would like to meet than is physically possible, equally 
there are ambitions and plans which lack of time and other 
circumstances prevent finalizing. But transcending all such 
feelings and emotions is a sense of humility in confronting the 
opportunities which such leadership affords and of gratitude to 
the Most High, that one has been given the health to fulfill the 
duties incumbent upon this high office, which I have endeavoured 
to perform with all the sincerity and physical ability I could com- 
mand, in the hope that I have come within reasonable reach 
of the high standards set by the long line of Distinguished Masons 
who have been my predecessors. 



18 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

THE VACANT CHAIRS 

Each year as we read the number of Companions we have 
lost at the hands of the Grim Reaper, we are reminded of the 
uncertainty of our existence here below. Of these Companions, 
many have been active and have contributed much of their time 
and talent to the promotion of Capitular Masonry and the prin- 
ciples which have withstood the test of time. 

When we came into the world, we knew little of what had 
transpired before us, but as we grew into manhood we learned of 
the past, we saw the flowers bloom as they had bloomed for 
ages, we learned what men had thought and said and done, but 
only through the eye of faith can we behold what is to come and 
only through a firm reliance upon the promises of our Heavenly 
Father can we satisfy the yearnings of an immortal soul. Let us, 
therefore, bear in mind that we are only weary pilgrims on our 
toilsome and rugged way to the temple of the Golden City, that 
house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 



The Clock of life is wound but once 
And no man hath the power 
To tell just when the hands will stop 
At late or early hour. 

Now is the only time you own 
Live, love, toil with a will 
Place no faith in tomorrow for 
The Clock may then be still. 



To the immediate families, relatives and friends of all Com- 
panions, who have passed to their reward since last we met, may 
1 tender the deepest sympathy of this Grand Chapter. 

We are not alone, for we have received many reports from 
Sister Jurisdictions throughout Canada and the United States, of 
the passing of many of their distinguished Companions, to them 
we offer our sincere condolences. 

Later in this Convocation the Committee on Fraternal Dead, 
under the Chairmanship of R. Ex. Comp. George Phillips, will 
tender its report. 



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VISITATIONS 



VJ 



I feel sure you will appreciate the impossibility of reporting 
in detail the many visits and interesting events throughout the 
past year, that it has been my privilege to attend. As I stated 
earlier in this report, it is physically impossible to accept all 
invitations, therefore some had to be declined, to these I tender 
my sincere regrets and offer my deep appreciation and thanks 
for their kindly consideration. 

However, it was my pleasure to visit most of the Districts 
throughout the Grand Jurisdiction and found that same fraternal 
friendship and hospitality wherever I travelled and also an in- 
creased enthusiasm for Capitular Masonry. 

I would be ungrateful if I did not express to Most Ex. Comp. 
Fred W. Dean and Most Ex. Comp. A. G. N. Bradshaw, my thanks 
and appreciation for representing me and this Grand Chapter at 
the 1960 Annual Convocation for the Grand Chapters of Michigan 
and Ohio respectively. 



The following is a list of my Visitations: 



Chapter Lodge 
or Event 


Location 


1960 




APRIL 




1— Mount Sinai Chapter 
No. 44 


Napanee 


28— Grand Chapter 
Office 


Toronto 


MAY 




4— 


Stratford 


11 — Beaver Chapter 
No. 225 


Toronto 


15-16-17 — Carleton Chapter 
No. 16 


Ottawa 


27 — Prince Edward Dist. 
No. 11 Principal 
Association 


Belleville 


JUNE 




11 — Quinte Friendship 
Chapter No. 227 


Belleville 


20-21-22— Grand Chapter 

British Columbia 


Vancouve 


JULY 




19-20-21— Grand Lodge 
A.F. & A.M. 


Toronto 


AUG. 




18— Grand Chapter 
Office 


Toronto 


SEPT. 




17-18— Northern Lights 
Chapter No. 213 


Timmins 


21— Mount Sinai Chapter 
No. 44 


Napanee 



Occasion 



Ladies' Night 



Funeral of M. W. Bro. Copus 
Grand Chapter Night, Re- 
ceived Honorary Membership 

100th Anniversary 
Chapter of Instruction 



Annual Visitation, 

St. George's Chapter No. 5, 

London 

Official Guest 



Official Guest 



G. S. E. 



Reception and Divine Service 
Official Guest 

Presenting 25 Year P. Prin. 
Jewel also 50 yr. Jewel 



20 



GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 



Chapter Lodge 






or Event 


Location 


Occasion 


OCT. 




International Day 


1 — Massena Chapter 


Massena, N.Y. 


Official Guest 


3 — Beaches Chapter 






No. 163 


Toronto 


Grand Chapter Night 


5 — The Moira Lodge 




Reception to G. J. W. 


No. 7 


Belleville 


Official Guest 


10-11-12— Espanola Chapter 






No. 257 


Espanola 


Dedication Chapter Room 


13 — Grand Chapter 






Office 


Toronto 


G. S. E. 


17 — Quinte Friendship 






Chapter No. 227 


Belleville 


Grand Chapter Night 


24-25-26— Grand Chapter of 






Virginia 


Richmond 


Official Guest 
Dedication of the Grand 


31 — Grand Lodge of 




Lodge Memorial Building 


Canada 


Hamilton 


Official Guest 


NOV. 






18— The St. Patrick 






Chapter No. 145 


Toronto 


Grand Chapter Night 


28 — Harris Chapter 






No. 41 


Ingersoll 


Dedication of Chapter Roon 


DEC. 






7-8-9— Grand Chapter of 






Pennsylvania 


Philadelphia 


Official Guest 

Dedication of Lodge Room 


16 — Frank Lodge 


Frankford 


Official Guest 


19 — Prince Edward 






Chapter No. 31 


Picton 


Chapter of Instruction 


20 — Presqu'lle Chapter 




Ladies' Night 


No. 144 


Brighton 


Official Guest 


26— Madoc Chapter 






No. 161 


Madoc 


Presenting 25 year Jewel's 


1961 






JAN. 






9 — Quinte Friendship 






and Moira Chapter 


Belleville 


Joint Installation 


16— Grand Chapter 






Office 


Toronto 


Grand H. and Grand S. E. 


18 — Mount Sinai 




Reception to Grand Z. 


Chapter No. 44 


Napanee 


Official Guest 


28— Oxford Chapter 






No. 18 


Woodstock 


100th Anniversary 


FEB. 






1-2-3— Grand Chapter of 






New York 


Albany 


Official Guest 


9— Grand Chapter 






Office 


Toronto 


Advisory Committee 


16 — Hamilton District 






No. 5 St. Clair 




Reception to Grand Z. 


Chapter 


Milton 


Official Guest 


20— Prince Edward 




Reception to Grand Z. 


Chapter No. 31 


Picton 


Official Guest 


23 — Toronto Districts 






8 and 8A 


Toronto 


Reception to Grand Z. 


MAR. 




160th Anniversary 


1 — Moira Lodge 


Belleville 


Official Guest 


10 — Victoria Chapter 




Present 50 Year Past 


No. 37 


Port Hope 


Prin. Bar 


11 — Hiawatha Chapter 




International Day 


No. 252 


Sarnia 


Official Guest 


13 — Quinte Friendship 






Chapter No. 227 


Belleville 


Grand Chapter Night 


15 — Grand Chapter 






Office 


Toronto 


Nomination Committee 


20 — Ionic Chapter 




Ladies' Night 


No. 168 


Campbellford 


Official Guest 


21-22-23— Grand Chapter of 






Quebec 


Montreal 


Official Guest 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1961 21 

HONOURS 

I have long held the opinion that no greater honour can be 
bestowed than that of Honourary Membership in a Chapter. 
Therefore, I find it difficult to express adequately in words the 
thrill I have gained from such experiences. Therefore to the fol- 
lowing Chapters who have conferred upon me Honourary Mem- 
bership I extend my sincere thanks and deep sense of gratitude. 

Beaver Chapter No. 225, Toronto. 
Carleton Chapter No. 16, Ottawa. 
The Beaches Chapter No. 163, Toronto. 
Mount Sinai Chapter No. 44, Napanee. 
Prince Edward Chapter No. 31, Picton 
King Solomon's Chapter No. 8, Toronto. 
Quinte Friendship Chapter No. 227, Belleville 
Oxford Chapter No. 18, Woodstock. 
The St. Andrew Chapter No. 238, London. 

GRAND REPRESENTATIVES 

It was a pleasure for me to recommend the following Grand 
Representatives near our Grand Chapter: 

Helvetia, Switzerland — V. Ex. Comp. L. B. Morrison. 
Argentina — R. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay. 
New Mexico — R. Ex. Comp. ,JL A. Kennedy. 
Nebraska— R. Ex. Comp. A. V. Roy. 
Idaho — R. Ex. Comp. J. Sinclair. 
Netherlands— R. Ex. Comp. C. Batt. 

The following distinguished Companions were nominated 
and approved as our Grand Representative near his Grand 
Chapter: 

New Jersey — M. Ex. Comp. Adrien B. Hommell. 
North Carolina — Comp. Henry A. Barrow. 
Helvetia, Switzerland— M. Ex. Comp. F. G. W. Schetelig. 
Rhode Island — M. Ex. Comp. Kenneth S. Wilder. 



ANNIVERSARIES 

During the past year, two Chapters have celebrated Centen- 
nial Anniversaries. 

On May the 15th, 16th and 17 last, accompanied by M. Ex. 



22 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

Comp. C. M. Pitts, Grand Master and Past Grand Z; M. Ex. Comp. 
M. A. Searle, Past Grand Z; R. Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett, Grand 
H; R. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, Grand J, and other Grand Chapter 
Officers, I attended Carleton Chapter No. 16 at Ottawa. 

On this, the occasion of their Centennial Celebration, a most 
interesting programme was arranged, commencing with a Divine 
Service, Sunday, May 15th, The Chapter meeting the 16th,- which 
was followed by a Banquet on May 17th. A most enjoyable 
programme of entertainment and fraternal friendship was plan- 
ned and enjoyed by all who were privileged to be present. 

Again on the 28th of January last, I accepted an invitation 
extended by Oxford Chapter No. 18, to attend their Centennial 
Celebration, accompanied by: M. Ex. Comp. A. G. N. Bradshaw, 
Past Grand Z; M. Ex. Comp. M. A. Searle, Past Grand Z; R. Ex. 
Comp. C. W. Emmett, Grand H, and other Grand Chapter Officers 
and enjoyed a most excellent programme arranged by the Com- 
panions of that Chapter. 

On both occasions a concise history of the formation and 
early activities of the Chapter was read, which proved to be an 
inspiration to all present. 



LONG SERVICE JEWELS 

As you peruse the long list of Companions who have been 
the recipient of Long Service Jewels during the past year, it will 
become quite apparent that it is an impossible task for any 
Grand First Principal, no matter how he so desired, to make all 
the presentations personally. However, it was my pleasure to 
present a goodly number. 

I would like to convey to all these Companions on behalf 
of myself and the Companions assembled, our hearty con- 
gratulations and express to them our sincere wish and prayer 
that the Great Jehovah in his wisdom will see fit to bless them 
with many more years of health and strength, that they may- 
enjoy the abundant blessings he has bestowed on us. 



PRESENTATION OF JEWELS 

The following is a list of those who have received these 
awards during the past year: 

Fifty Year Past Principal's Bar 
Chapter 

No. 37 Victoria — V. Ex. Comp, George Taylor. 
No. 79 Orient — Ex. Comp. John Archibald. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1961 23 

For Fifty Years a Royal Arch Mason 
Chapter 

No. 1 Ancient Frontenac and Cataraqui — Rt. Ex. Comp. H. J. Milne. 

No. 2 The Hiram — Comp. C. E. Mawson, Comp. E. A. Peacock. 

No. 8 King Solomon's — Comp. H. B. Jolly. 

No. 19 Mount Moriah — Comp. F. W. Beard. 

No. 23 Ezra — Ex. Comp. A. J. Peachey, Comp. G. L. Pow, Comp. W. J. 

Rutherford. 
No. 26 St. Mark's — Comp. M. A. Harris. 
No. 27 Manitou — Comp. F. M. Hughes. 
No. 28 Pentalpha — Comp. H. E. Bradley, Comp. H. J. Beaton, Comp. 

D. J. Brown. 
No. 30 Huron— Comp. B. C. Wier. 
No. 31 Prince Edward — V. Ex. Comp. E. A. Pearce. 
No. 34 Signet— R. Ex. Comp. R. A. W. Stewart, Comp. A. H. Felt. 
No. 53 Bruce— Comp. R. G. Smith. 
No. 54 Palestine — Comp. H. Idsardi. 

No. 69 Grimsby — Comp. Robert O. Smith, Comp. G. W. Zimmerman. 
No. 77 Occident — Comp. R. J. Ambler, Comp. C. W. Brand, Comp. J. S. 

Eccles, Comp. A. E. Fegan, Comp. G. H. Fenson, Comp. E. 

Ogilvie, Comp, W. W. Tuxford, Comp. A. 0. Wood, Comp. 

J. E. King. 
No. 79 Orient — Ex. Comp. J. Archibald, Comp. George Arnold, Comp. 

George F. Weston. 
No. 88 MacNabb— Comp. R. C. Turner. 

No. 10® St. John's — Ex. Comp. H. G. Thorpe, Comp. L. B. Christie. 
No. 113 Covenant — Comp. D. A. MacNaughton. 
No. 114 Bonnechere — Rt. Ex. Comp. R. F. Fraser. 
No. 117 Kitchener — Comp. John H. Schmidt. 
No. 134 King Darius — Ex. Comp. J. A. Parliament. 
No. 145 The St. Patrick— Comp. F. Smith. 
No. 148 St. John's— Rt. Ex. Comp. A. D. McRae. 
No. 150 London— Rt. Ex. Comp. F. E. Harley. 
No. 167 Kichikewana— Rt. Ex. Comp. C. V. Eagles, Ex. Comp. H. G. 

Thorpe. 
No. 235 Aurora— V. Ex. Comp. R. W. McQuade. 



For Twenty-five Years Installed First Principal 
Chapter 

Ancient Frontenac and Cataraqui — Ex. Comp. O. A. Dodson. 

St. Andrew and St. John — V. Ex. Comp. G. Garnett. 

St. George's — V. Ex. Comp. Thomas W. Fryer. 

St. John's— V. Ex. Comp. Henry W. Hewett. 

Carleton— V. Ex. Comp. T. C. Miller. 

Oxford— Ex. Comp. D. J. McLeod. 

Mount Moriah — Rt. Ex. Comp. J. P. Hudson. 

Grenville— Ex. Comp. P. E. Fretwell, Ex. Comp. J. E. Schlichter, 

Ex. Comp. R. Simpson. 
Ezra — Ex. Comp. A. J. Peachey. 
St. Mark's — Rt. Ex. Comp. Nostrand Sprague. 
Huron — Ex. Comp. R. Bisset. 
Signet — Ex. Comp. Albert Hirehey. 



No. 


1 


No. 


4 


No. 


5 


No. 


6 


No. 


16 


No. 


18 


No. 


19 


No. 


22 


No. 


23 


No. 


26 


No. 


30 


No. 


34 



No. 


47 


No. 


53 


No. 


55 


No. 


50 


No. 


62 


No. 


65 


No. 


08 


No. 


69 


No. 


81 



24 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

No. 40 Guelph — Ex. Comp. C. Lamont. 

No. 44 Mount Sinai — V. Ex. Comp. G. M. Loyst, Rt. Ex. Comp. 
Anthony Elias Holmes. 

Wellington— V. Ex. Comp. L. H. Veale. 

Bruce — Ex. Comp. John J. Edwards. 

Niagara — Ex. Comp. P. K. Hambly. 
56 Georgian — Ex. Comp. Lome Cecil Baker, Ex. Comp. Wilbur B. 
Phillips. 

York— V. Ex. Comp. W. J. Cook. 

St. Paul's — V. Ex. Comp. Eugene Montgomery. 

Maitland — Ex. Comp. S. Hough. 

Grimsby — Ex. Comp. H. G. Mogg. 

Aylmer — Ex. Comp. F. W. Kaiser. 
No. 83 Ionic — V. Ex. Comp. Arthur Henry Woodland. 
No. 84 Lebanon — Ex. Comp. J. Dusten Beecroft. 
No. 88 MacNabb— Rt. Ex. Comp. E. R. Paling. 
No. 95 Tuscan— Rt. Ex. Comp. C. 0. Maddock. 
No. 103 St. John's— V. Ex. Comp. Edwin Allcott Tilley. 
No. 104 White Oak— Ex. Comp. E. D. Jordan. 
No. 113 Covenant — Ex. Comp. Clemett Joshua Maye. 
No. 115 Brant — Ex. Comp. George L. Foulds. 
No. 117 Kitchener— Rt. Ex. Comp. A. C. Mason. 
No. 131 Amabel — Ex. Comp. Richard J. Colter. 
No. 133 St. Francis — Rt. Ex. Comp. George A. Phillips. 
No. 134 King Darius — Ex. Comp. Clarence John MacKay. 
No. 135 Succoth— V. Ex. Comp. Harry V. Watson. 
No. 145 The St. Patrick— V. Ex. Comp. E. Hewett. 
No. 146 Bernard— Ex. Comp. R. Oke. 
No. 150 London — M. Ex. Comp. A. G. N. Brad«haw. 
No. 152 Alberton — Ex. Comp. Cecil Fraser Garland. 
No. 153 Sombra — Rt. Ex. Comp. John Ashton Lillie. 
No. 161 Madoc— V. Ex. Comp. W. E. Connor, Ex. Comp. L. K. Craw- 
ford, Ex. Comp. W. F. Hart, Ex. Comp. G. West, Ex. Comp. 
T. H. Rupert, Ex. Comp. C. H. Buskard. 
No. 167 Kitchikewana — V. Ex. Comp. B. J. Brownell, Rt. Ex. Comp. 

Charles Percival Eagles. 
No. 175 Hamilton — M. Ex. Comp. Frederick W. Dean. 
No. 184 Hugh Murray— R. Ex. Comp. J. A. Bell. 
No. 205 Victoria — Ex. Comp. N. G. McDonald. 
No. 210 Kitchener — Ex. Comp. Harold Beecher Geiger. 
No. 214 Vimy — Ex. Comp. James Albert Hartley. 
No. 217 St. Alban's— V. Ex. Comp. J. A. Burton. 
No. 219 Ulster— V. Ex. Comp. H. C. Kesteven. 
No. 221 Durham — V. Ex. Comp. Gordon Carman Webster. 
No. 224 Keystone — Ex. Comp. Charles Dean. 
No. 225 Beaver— Rt. Ex. Comp. John Charles Day, Rt. Ex. Comp. W. 

Pendleton. 
No. 226 Prince of Wales— Rt. E. Comp. Peter 0. McLaren. 
No. 227 Quinte Friendship — Rt. Ex. Comp. Maitland Roy Anderson. 
No. 230 Port Credit — Ex. Comp. James Herbert Pinchin. 
No. 233 Oakwood— V. Ex. Comp. J. Burns. 
No. 235 Aurora — Rt. Ex. Comp. N. F. Johnson, Ex. Comp. E. J. 

Eveleigh, V. Ex. Comp. J. H. Knowles. 
No. 238 The St. Andrew — V. Ex. Comp, Anthony Varey Sedgwick. 
No. 243 McKay— V. Ex. Comp. William Morley Spera. 
No. 246 Humber — V. Ex. Comp. W. J. Hales, Ex. Comp. Ernest E. 

Clarke. 
No. 250 Thomas Peters — Ex. Comp. George Higgins. 
No. 252 Hiawatha — V. Ex. Comp. Russell Alexander Bond. 
No. 253 Regal— Ex. Comp. J. D. Struthers, Sr. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1961 25 

TORONTO WELFARE COMMITTEE 

Last year I highly commended the humctnitarian work done 
by the Royal Arch Welfare Committee of Toronto districts Eight 
and Eight A. 

From the report received from this committee, I find that under 
the chairmanship of V. Ex. Comp. M. S. Clark, that it is still carry- 
ing on its worthwhile work with increased enthusiasm. 

It has again given assistance to the Toronto City Mission, 
by transporting to and from the Bronte Camp, in cars voluntarily 
supplied by the Companions, some 382 Mothers and under- 
priviliged Children. 

At the Divadale Hospital operated by the Department of 
Veterans Affairs, where aged Veterans are cared for, regular 
visits continue to be made, entertainment and comforts supplied. 

Also Loughlin Lodge, a home for aged men and women, 
similar good work is carried on. 

Their work among the Retarded Children, who live in at the 
Beverly School, is to be particularly commended. 

This year, as previously, it continues to give a worthwhile 
service to Companions who reside out of town and are placed 
in hospital in Toronto, by making regular visits and giving en- 
couragement and comfort to those who perhaps may not receive 
any visitors. 

All this work is done by the untiring efforts of this committee, 
who by social events and donations received, supply all the 
necessary finances. 

I would, therefore, on behalf of this Grand Chapter, extend 
to them our sincere commendation for their true exemplification 
of the fundamental teaching's of the Craft. 



MASONIC LIBRARY 

I would like to commend to all Companions, the Grand 
Lodge Library at 888 Yonge St., Toronto and suggest to all that 
you make full use of the abundance of literature that can be ob- 
tained through the Grand Lodge Librarian, R. Wor. Bro. and 
Comp. A. E. MacGregor. 

I would like to extend to him on behalf of this Grand Chapter 
our thanks and appreciation for the service he has rendered 
throughout the past year. 



26 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

PAST RANK 

Ex. Comp. Charles Fox was duly elected and installed First 
Principal of Minnewawa Chapter No. 78 for 1952. Owing to 
illness in his family and himself he was not able to complete 
his term of office, inasmuch as he did not attend the last four 
meetings. Ex. Comp. Fox has served as Scribe E. of Minnewawa 
Chapter for four years and a report from the Grand Superin- 
tendent of London District No. 5, on his official visit Ex. Comp. 
Fox is rendering commendable service. A request has been 
received from this Chapter, signed by nine Past Principals, that 
he be given Past Rank and I, therefore, recommend that this 
request be granted. 

Ex. Comp. E. G. Rixon was duly elected First Principal of King 
Darius Chapter No. 134 at their January meeting, 1960, and in- 
stalled in February. The election and installation, having been 
postponed one month owing to weather conditions, he, therefore, 
served only eleven months. A request has been received from 
this Chapter that he be given Past Rank, I therefore recommend 
that this request be granted. 

May I point out at this time that constitutionly no officer is 
entitled to Past Rank unless he has served a full term of twelve 
months or that a recommendation be made to and granted by 
Grand Chapter. 



MEMBERSHIP 

Later, during our proceedings, R. Ex. Comp. A. F. Tannahill, 
Chairman of the Membership Committee, will submit a full 
report. However, this is one phase of our activities that has given 
much concern, not only to myself but also to my predecessors. 

I am sorry to report that there has been a decrease in Admis- 
sions this year but an increase in Joinings and Restorations, 
giving a total addition of 932. 

Much has been said from time to time by many Past Grand 
First Principals about the problem of Withdrawals, Suspensions 
and Deaths. The number of Companions, claimed by the Grim 
Reaper, is beyond our control and 537 Companions have been 
lost to us by Death, the highest in ten years. 

During my visits throughout our Grand Jurisdiction, I have 
constantly stressed the importance of retaining members after 
they have joined. Also I have emphasized the importance of a 
careful study of all requests for Demits, that every effort should be 
made to lessen the loss in membership by Suspensions. I am 





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pleased to report that the loss by these two causes has de- 
creased considerably, 353 this year against 631 last year, the 
lowest in ten years. This is most encouraging and I 
strongly recommend that efforts be continued to concentrate on 
this important problem throughout the coming year. A close 
study of the following ten year analysis of membership will show 
an increase of 42 in total membership for the year. 

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1951 1,047 81 38 1,166 171 184 502 859 309 20,958 

1952 1,051 100 34 1,185 189 197 463 849 336 21,2b>4 

1953 1,139 75 46 1,260 214 169 400 783 477 21,771 

1954 1,045 86 34 1,165 234 151 453 838 327 22,098 

1955 952 55 31 1,038 175 188 475 838 200 22,298 

1956 943 73 22 1,038 223 182 497 902 13$ 22,434 

1957 879 78 27 984 242 150 536 928 56 22,490 

1958 902 99 20 1,021 228 152 503 883 138 22,628 

1959 927 70 16 1,013 426 205 495 1126 113 22,513 

1960 828 72 32 932 2:22 131 537 890 42 22,554 

DEDICATIONS 

Two Chapter rooms were dedicated during the year: 

October 11, 1960 — Espanola Chapter No. 257. Espanola. 
November 28, I960' — Harris Chapter No. 41. Ingersoll. 

On each occasion I was accompanied by the Grand Super- 
intendent of the respective Districts, and many other Grand 
Chapter Officers. 

DISPENSATIONS 

One Hundred and Forty-five (145) Dispensations were issued 
as follows: 

Attend Divine Service 21 

Change Day or Hour of Opening 60 

Permit Social Functions 22 

Waiver of Jurisdictions from one Chapter to another re Com- 
panions 4 

Change Place of Opening 3 

Amputations Initiated 1 

Dispense with Convocations in the Summer Months 8 

Dispense with December Convocation 3 

To Confer Three Degress in One Day 4 

Advancement of Officers as required by Constitution 15 

Permit Special Emergent Meetings 4 

Total 145 



28 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

At this time last year, I mentioned that whenever there is a 
deviation from the Constitution or Bylaws, a request must be made 
to Grand Chapter Office for a Dispensation. From the Chapter 
Summons that I receive, I still find programmes arranged that 
need such Dispensations, but none has been applied for. There- 
fore, I again stress that the Officers, when arranging their Chapter 
activities, endeavour to conform with the Constitution and thereby 
save themselves embarrassment. 





CHAPTER BY-LAWS 




New By-laws Approved: 










Chapter 

Occident 
Centennial 




No. 

77 

200 




Amendments to 


By-laws Approved: 




Chapter 

The Moira 




No. 

7 

168 

246 

150 

41 

31 

184 

110 

47 

150 

4 


Chapter 
Golden 
Northern Lights 


No. 
90 


Ionic 




213 


Humber 

London 

Harris 

Prince Edward 
Hugh Murray 


Covenant 

Orient 

Ark 

St. Pauls 

Pentalpha 

Beaver 

Sussex St. Lawrence 

King Darius 

Wilson 


113 
79 
80 
65 
28 


Warkworth 




225 


Wellington 

London 

St. Andrew & St. 


John 


5© 

134 

64 



RECOMMENDATIONS 

For some years R. Ex. Comp. Ben Scott of St. Andrew Chapter, 
No. 238, London, was a member of the Executive Committee of 
this Grand Chapter and has been ever ready when called on for 
assistance and guidance. The contribution made by him in con- 
nection with the Grand Chapter History, as Reviewer and Archi- 
vist of this Grand Chapter and indeed in all spheres of Capitular 
Masonry, has been invaluable. In recognition of these services, I 
recommend that Honourary Membership on the Grand Chapter 
Executive Committee be conferred upon him in accordance with 
Paragraph 65, Section 1 of the Grand Chapter Constitution. 

The confirmation of this recommendation will leave one 
vacancy. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1961 29 

INTERNATIONAL EVENTS 

I again had the pleasure of receiving invitations for two such 
events. On October 1st last, it was my privilege to attend such 
an event held at Massena, New York, where under the joint 
auspices of Massena Chapter, New York and Covenant Chapter 
No. 113, Cornwall, Ontario, they held their Annual International 
Day. Manv Past and Present Grand Chapter Officers, both from 
the Grand Chapter of Canada in the Province of Ontario and the 
Grand Chapter of New York, were present. 

Again on March 11th of this year, another such event was 
held at Sarnia under the joint auspices of Hiawatha Chapter No. 
252, Sarnia and Port Huron Chapter, Port Huron, accompanied 
by R. Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett, Grand H and many Past and 
Present Grand Chapter Officers, we had the opportunity of 
spending several hours of fraternal friendship with a large 
number of Past and Present Grand Chapter Officers and Mem- 
bers from across the border. These two events appear to be 
established on a permanent basis and do much to promote 
fraternal relations, good will and understanding. 

COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS 

Nominations for Elective Officers of Grand Chapter (except 
that of the Grand Superintendents) are to be submitted on a 
special form and sealed, to be received at the Grand Chapter 
Office no later than March 15th and turned over to a committee 
appointed by the Grand First Principal, to be opened. For the 
performance of this duty, I appointed M. Ex. Comp. John M. Bur- 
den, Chairman, M. Ex. Comp. John L. House and myself as mem- 
bers. 

RULINGS 

I did not find it necessary to give any new rulings during 
my term of office. However, on several occasions it was neces- 
sary to point out to those concerned that certain rulings made by 
my predecessors, also the constitution, were being violated. As 
these rulings are printed in our Book of Constitution, I would 
strongly suggest that all the Officers of the Constituant Chapters 
make a careful study of the contents, also the rulings and thereby 
save themselves and others embarrassment. 

APPRECIATION 

I feel sure all will appreciate that one cannot fulfill 
the duties of this High Office without assistance from other 
sources. Therefore, at this time, I would like to refer to some 
v/ho have afforded me this. 



30 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

To the Toronto Districts, I have already expressed the thanks 
of this Grand Chapter. May I now extend my personal 
thanks for their contribution toward the success of this Convoca- 
tion. 

To the Past Grand First Principals, those stalwarts of Capitu- 
lar Masonry in this Jurisdiction for their experience, assistance 
and advice, always available. Also to R. Ex. Comp. C. W. Em- 
mett, Grand H, R. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, Grand J., for their kind 
support and co-operation and ever ready assistance, I express 
my sincere thanks. 

To the Grand Chapter Officers, also the Grand Superin- 
tendents, for their loyalty to Grand Chapter, for the manner they 
have discharged the duties of their respective Offices, I extend 
my personal thanks and that of this Grand Chapter. 

Then, of course, there is one Office that one cannot cany on 
without it's assistance, that of the Grand Scribe E. I consider 
myself most fortunate to have M. Ex. Comp. M. A. Searle occupy- 
ing that Office. He, being my immediate predecessor, was of 
much assistance with his kind advice and guidance throughout the 
past year. It was just a year ago that he returned to us after a 
long and serious illness. We are grateful that the G. A. O. T. U. 
saw fit to restore him to good health, although the return 
has been long and at times very trying. I am sure I express 
the wish of all present that ere long he will be restored to full 
health and strength and may he be spared many years to be 
with us. 

To him I extend my most sincere thanks, also that of Grand 
Chapter for the services rendered and to his staff who has chang- 
ed from time to time, may I say thank you. 

GENERAL OBSERVATIONS 

It has been my privilege during my term of Office, to visit 
throughout this Grand Jurisdiction, attending many celebrations 
by individual Chapters and Districts. This experience, therefore, 
prompts me to express some personal observations. First, within 
the past year, I have been greatly impressed with the enthusiasm, 
particularly among the Officers. I find younger men seeking and 
being placed in office which augers well for the future. Indeed, 
further proof of this will be found in the recent Chapter Summons 
which has reached me, indicating there is an upsurge in the field 
of membership and consequently, while there has been a de- 
crease in Admissions during the past year, I firmly believe this 
will now be rectified. 

Last year, I referred to the important part the Chapter Sum- 
mons has in its activity. Some improvements have been shown 
of late but I feel much more can be done through this medium. 
I, therefore, again urge the Officers to study ways and means to 



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make it of interest and informative to the Companions, that it may 
be opened with anticipation and studied carefully, then acted 
upon. 

I also find much more interest and enthusiasm, also more 
uniformity in our degree work. This, I believe is due to a great 
measure to the efforts of R. Ex. Comp. R. J. Lewis, the Grand 
Lecturer, who has given much time travelling throughout the 
Grand Jurisdiction, extending assistance and advice to the Dis- 
tricts and Officers of the Constituent Chapters. 

Again, may I strongly stress, as has been done many times 
in the past, to those responsible for the activities of the Chapter, 
that much thought be given to the organization of meetings. En- 
deavour to start on time, proceed with dispatch so some portion 
of the evening may be given to the Companions to enjoy an 
opportunity of fraternizing with one another. 

We are admonished that our meetings are of a two fold 
nature, Moral Instruction and Social Intercourse. The former is 
most important. This is accomplished in the Chapter Room but I 
am of the firm belief that the latter is of equal importance, for it is 
at the social hour that we are able to unite in the grand design 
of being happy and communicating happiness. 

May I say with all humility that it has been an honour and 
a privilege to have served as your Grand First Principal, an 
honour for which I thank you most sincerely. I have endeavour- 
ed to the utmost of my ability to advance the true fundamental 
teachings of Capitular Masonry. At this time, I realize more 
than ever the full meaning of my closing words of last year: 

"Without your help I would have failed, together we have 
achieved some measure of success." 

Finally, my Companions, the past two years have given to 
me a most rewarding and enriching experience. I have been 
brought to a fuller realization and a greater appreciation of my 
individual responsibilities as a Royal Arch Mason. Consequent- 
ly, I shall in the future use the very best of my ability to be of 
service to this Grand Chapter and promote the great funda- 
mentals which have ever been its foundation. 

Fraternally submitted, 

lOruce (Ti. Smith 

Grand Z. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. 
Fraser Hay and — 

Resolved — That the address of the M. Ex. the Grand Z. be referred to 
the Committee on the Grand Z's Address to report thereon during the 
present Convocation of Grand Chapter. 



32 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

GRAND SUPERINTENDENTS' REPORTS 

ST. CLAIR DISTRICT No. 1 
Rt. Ex. Comp. E. I. McConnell 

To the Most Excellent the Grand Z., Officers and Members of the Grand 
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario 

In submitting my report on the condition of Royal Arch Masonry in 
St. Clair District I again wish to thank the Companions for my election, 
also Most Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith for confirming my appointment. 

I would also like to express by appreciation to Ex. Comp. Ronald 
Nudds who acted as my secretary and was of great assistance at all times. 

It was a pleasure to have Rt. Ex. Comp. L. B. Boyle, Ex. Comp. Jack 
Mitchell and Ex. Comp. Lester Fisher with me on many of my official 
visits. I was also pleased that V. Ex. Comp. Kenneth Colwell of Sombra 
Chapter, Grand Steward, was able to be with me on many occasions. 

I regretted very much that my immediate predecessor, Rt. Ex. Comp. 
Earl K. Rupert, suffered a severe illness early in the fall and was con- 
fined to hospital and his home for some months. 

My official visits were as follows: 

Wellington, No. 47, Chatham— Sept. 8. 

Sombra, No. 1'53, Wallaceburg— Sept. 12. 

King Cyrus, No. 119, Leamington — Oct. 12. 

Prince of Wales, No. 71, Essex — Oct. 14. 

Erie, No. 73, Ridgetown— Oct. 17. 

MacNabb, No. 88, Dresden— Oct. 25. 

Blenheim, No. 239, Blenheim— Nov. 2. 

Ark, No. 80, Windsor— Nov. 7. 

Thomas Peters, No. 250, Windsor — Nov. 9. 

Lome, No. 164, West Lome — Nov. 18. 

In addition to my official visits I attended at least one other Con- 
vocation at all Chapters and was able to attend all but one Installation. 
On all occasions I was cordially and properly received. 

I saw a degree conferred in each Chapter and the work was done in a 
sincere and creditable manner. 

I attended church parades at MacNabb Chapter, Sombra Chapter and 
Ark Chapter. These were well attended and the officers in charge deserve 
credit for their organizational work. 

It has again been arranged to hold two District Divine Services this 
year. For the Companions of Essex County the service will be sponsored 
by King Cyrus Chapter at Leamington and for Kent County by Blen- 
heim Chapter at Blenheim. 

On May 21st the degree of the Holy Royal Arch was conferred by 
Past Grand Superintendents in Wellington Chapter, Chatham. There were 
seventeen Past Grand Superintendents present. On June 10 Past Grand 
Chapter officers also conferred the Royal Arch Degree in Prince of 
Wales Chapter, Essex. Both convocations were well attended and the 
work was very well done. 

Three meetings of the Principals' Association were held during the 
year. These were well attended by sitting Principals and Past Principals. 
The meetings are of benefit to all Chapters. 

A summary of conditions in St. Clair District show that there will be 
a loss of membership for the year 1960. This has not been due to lack of 
effort on the part of the Companions. The first quarter of 1961 has shown 
much improvement and the average number of candidates is much higher. 
There are prospects of an increase in membership for 1961. 

In conclusion I would like to say that it has been a pleasure and a 
privilege to serve as Grand Superintendent for the past term. To my 
successors I pledge my support and I know that support will be received 
from all Chapters. 



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LONDON DISTRIST No. 2 
Rt. Ex. Comp. Leo J. Gent 

It has been a privilege and an honour to serve as Grand Superinten- 
dent of London District No 2 of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons 
of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

May I take this opportunity to thank the Principals and Past Prin- 
cipals of this district for the honour they conferred on me in electing me 
to the office of Grand Superintendent and to Most Excellent Companion 
Bruce H. Smith for his confirmation and appointment. 

My first duty was to appoint Ex. Comp. George Tucker, of my own 
Chapter, as my secretary and I thank him for the co-operation and 
assistance he has given me during my term of office. He was most ef- 
ficient and accompanied me on all inspections and other visits throughout 
the district. I also appointed Ex. Comp. Ivan D. Parkinson, of my own 
Chapter, as Chairman of the District Education Committee, Ex. Comp. 
Leslie C. Ewener of Wawanosh Chapter No. 15, Sarnia, as Chairman of 
the District Membership Committee and Rt. Ex. Comp. H. A. Hamilton 
of Wawanosh Chapter No. 15, Sarnia, as District Chaplain. 

A Chapter of Instruction was held at Nilestown Chapter No. 247 on 
Wednesday, June 1, 1960, with all 14 Chapters cf the district represented 
and with a total attendance of 60. Instruction was given by Rt. Ex. Comp. 
Reginald J. Lewis, Grand Lecturer, on those points which Grand Chapter 
had requested the Grand Superintendents bring to the attention of the 
Constituent Chapters. 

Official visits were arranged and carried out as follows: 

June 22 — St. John's, No. 3, London. 

June 23 1 — St. Andrew's, No. 238, London. 

Sept. 12— Vimy, No. 214, Inwood. 

Sept. 19— Minnewawa, No. 78, Parkhill. 

Sept 23 — St. George's, No. 5, London. 

Oct. 3 — Beaver, No. 74, Strathroy. 

Oct. 4— St. Paul's, No. 242, Lambeth. 

Oct. 6 — Aylmer, No. 81, Aylmer. 

Oct. 14 — Wawanosh, No. 15, Sarnia. 

Oct. 20— Nilestown, No. 247, Nilestown. 

Nov. 7— Hiawatha, No. 262, Sarnia. 

Nov. 10— Palestine, No. 54, St. Thomas. 

Nov. 15 — London, No. 150, London. 

Nov. 16 — Bruce, No. 53, Petrolia. 

On all of these official visits I was graciously received and with the 
dignity that should be accorded the representative of the Most Excellent 
the Grand First Principal. 
Degree Work 

Degree work was conferred on each of my fourteen visits, which 
included nine Holy Royal Arch Degrees, three Most Excellent Masters 
Degrees and two Mark Master Mason's Degrees. On the whole the degree 
work was conferred in an effective and efficient manner. 
Special Events 

On May 14, 1960, pursuant to the permission of Most Excellent Com- 
panion Bruce H. Smith, I accompanied St. Andrew's Chapter, No. 238, 
London, on a fraternal visit to Ionic Chapter No. 161, Detroit. 

On May 20, 1960, I attended the Ruling Principal's Night held at 
Wawanosh Chapter, No. 15, Sarnia. The Ruling Principals of London 
District exemplified the Holy Royal Arch Degree. 

On January 12, 1961, I was afforded the privilege of assisting with 
the joint installations of the officers of St. John's, No. 3, St. George's, 
No. 5, London, No. 150, St. Andrew's, No. 238, St. Paul's, No. 242, and 
Nilestown, No. 247. 



34 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

On March 11, 1961, I attended the International celebration at Hia- 
watha Chapter, No. 252, Sarnia. Almost every Chapter in the district was 
represented, and Royal Arch Masons from the United States travelled as 
far as 600 miles to be present. Some 300 Royal Arch Masons and their 
wives attended the evening banquet. We were honoured with th presence 
of our Grand First Principal Most Excellent Comp. Bruce H. Smith and 
our Grand Second Principal Rt. Ex. Comp. Chas. Emmett and many other 
Grand Chapter officers past and present. Hiawatha Chapter is rendering 
a great service to Capitular Masonry and to international relations. 

The educational degree team in the western section of the district 
conferred the Holy Royal Arch Degree during the afternoon to the great 
satisfaction of our many visitors from the United States. 

District Divine Service 

The District Divine Service was held on Sunday, October 16, 1960, at 
7.30 p.m. at Dorchester United Church, Dorchester. The Rev. W. A. 
Mather, B.A., B.D., minister of the Dorchester United Church, delivered a 
very appropriate and inspiring sermon. It was well attended by members 
from almost every Chapter in the district. 

Masonic Education 

Immediately following my election and appointment I appointed Ex. 
Comp. Ivan D. Parkinson of Nilestown Chapter No. 247 Chairman of the 
Education Committee and requested each Chapter to appoint a representa- 
tive to that committee. The first meeting of the committee was held on 
September 13, 1960. This meeting emphasized the necessity of: 

(a) Uniformity of performance of degree work and exactness in 
following the ritual and the manual of instruction; 

(b) All directors of ceremonies being thoroughly familiar with the 
ritual; 

(c) Forming skilled degree teams to exemplify the degrees upon 
invitation for the purpose of not only giving instruction but to also 
demonstrate the proper methods of conferring the three degrees. 

The district was divided into three sections: the western section pre- 
pared the Holy Royal Arch Degree; the centre or city section prepared 
the Most Excellent Masters Degree and the eastern or southern section 
prepared the Mark Master Mason's Degree. The degree team in the 
western section conferred the Holy Royal Arch Degree at the Interna- 
tional celebration held at Hiawatha Chapter No. 252 on March 11, 1961. 
On Thursday, March 16, 1961, the educational degree team in the southern 
or eastern section will confer the Mark Master Mason's Degree at Niles- 
town Masonic Chapter No. 247. Following the working of each degree the 
group responsible meets to review their work to check where improve- 
ments can be made. It is intended that after ample opportunity has been 
given to every one in a section to see how one degree should be worked 
that section will then work one of the other degrees. 

Masonic Membership 

Ex. Comp. Leslie C. Ewener of Wawanosh Chapter No. 15, Sarnia, 
was appointed Chairman of the Membership Committee and Chapters 
were requested to appoint a representative to that committee. This com- 
mittee has throughout the year studied ways and means of: 

(a) increasing membership; 

(b) increasing attendance at regular Chapter meetings; 

(c) preventing suspensions and demits. 

To my successor I extend my congratulations and pledge him my 
full support. I request that the district offer him the same co-operation 
that I had the privilege of experiencing. 



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WILSON DISTRICT No. 3 
Rt. Ex. Comp. C. R. Burton 

Since the session of Grand Chapter held in April, 1960, it has been a 
rare honour for me, accompanied by my very efficient secretary, Robert 
C. Walker, to officially visit all the Chapters in Wilson District and to 
pay them at least a second unofficial visit. 

The schedule of official visits was completed as follows: 

Oct. 12— Regal No. 253, Port Dover. 

Oct. 13 — Ezra No. 23, Simcoe. 

Oct. 17— Brant No. 115, Paris. 

Oct. 18— Tillsonburg No. 255, Tillsonburg. 

Oct. 20— Mount Horeb No. 20, Brantford. 

Nov. 11 — Harris No. 41, Ingersoll. 

Nov. 25— Oxford No. 18, Woodstock. 

The District Divine Service was held at St. Paul's United Church, 
Paris. The address was given by the minister, the Rev. Stanley Tose. All 
the Chapters were well represented. 

On all official visits I was graciously received and witnessed several 
degrees exemplified in a very excellent manner. 

The outstanding events of the year were the dedication of the new 
Chapter room at Ingersoll on November 28 and the Centennial celebra- 
tions of Oxford Chapter on January 28. On both occasions we were 
honoured by the presence of Most Ex. Comp. B. H. Smith, the Grand Z., 
and other Grand Chapter officers. 

My thanks are extended to all Chapter members in the district who 
were instrumental in placing me in this honourable position. It has been 
an experience that I shall not soon forget. And to the members who ac- 
companied me on my several visits the expressions of fellowship were 
deep and lasting. 

I relinquish my position of Grand Superintendent with many happy 
memories which I shall always cherish. To my successor I wish the same 
kind of reception which has been accorded to me on all occasions. May 
the blessings of the Great Jehovah be ever yours. 

WELLINGTON DISTRICT No. 4 
R. Ex. Comp. Lawrence E. Morphy 

It is with much pleasure that I submit this report from Wellington 
District No. 4. First of all, I would take this opportunity to thank the 
Companions of the District for bestowing the honour upon me of repre- 
senting our Grand First Principal Most Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith in our 
District and for his confirmation of my appointment. 

I was most fortunate in having chosen as my secretary Ex. Comp. 
Frank B. Johnson, who was most faithful and efficient. To his every 
consideration I am very grateful. 

One of the highlights of the year was our District Divine Service 
held at Palmerston United Church at 7 p.m. October 2, 1960, with Rt. Ex. 
Comp. Rev. A. K. Campbell. Past Grand Chaplain, as minister, who in 
his usual most capable manner gave a most inspiring address. 

We were also favoured by the presence of the Grand Third Principal, 
Rt. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, M.D., who read the Scripture lesson. 

Being favoured with a beautiful autumn evening, Companions from 
all Chapters in the District were able to attend as well as some from our 
neighboring District No. 6. Following the church service all enjoyed a 
social hour at my home. 

Each of the Chapters in the District was visited at least twice 
besides my official visits, which were as follows: 

Sept. 27 — Ionic Chapter No. 83, Orangeville. 

Oct. 7 — Kitchener Chapter No. 117, Kitchener. 



36 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

Oct. 11 — Enterprise Chapter No. 67, Palmerston. 

Oct. 14— Guelph Chapter No. 40, Guelph. 

Oct. 19— Halton Chapter No. 234, Georgetown. 

Oct. 27— Waterloo Chapter No. 32, Gait. 

Nov. 10 — Prince Edward Chapter No. 218, Shelburne. 

Nov. 15 — Durham Chapter No. 221, Durham. 

Nov. 22 — Preston Chapter No. 245, Preston. 

I was received with dignity and honour on all occasions. Degrees 
were conferred on all official visits in a very efficient and effective 
manner. It is very stimulating to see Royal Arch Masonry setting such a 
high standard in this District. 

The general appearance of all Chapters being excellent and seeing 
the records and books of the Scribe E's in the various Chapters kept in 
such a wonderful condition deserves mention. With one exception all 
Chapters are enjoying a healthy financial condition. 

The Principals' Association is very active in the District, a meeting 
being held in Enterprise Chapter at Palmerston October 31 at which the 
Grand Third Principal Rt. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, M.D., was guest 
speaker, bringing a very inspiring message to the Ex. Companions of the 
District. Another meeting has been planned for March 29 in Guelph 
Masonic Temple, Most Ex. Comp. Maurice A. Searle, Grand Scribe E., 
being guest speaker. 

In concluding I would like to extend a special thanks to the Past Rt. 
Ex. and Very Ex. Companions for their kindness and assistance and to 
all Companions who accompanied me on my visitations in the District 
my sincere thanks. 

To my successor I extend my wholehearted support and would ask 
the District to afford him the same cordial co-operation that I had the 
privilege to experience during the past year. 

HAMILTON DISTRICT No. 5 
Rt. Ex. Comp. Ralph J. Cocks 

I have the honour and pleasure of presenting my reports on Royal 
Arch Masonry in Hamilton District No. 5. 

First I wish to thank the Principals and Companions of this District 
for the honour they conferred on Hiram Chapter No. 2 and on myself in 
unanimously electing me to this high office and to Most Ex. Comp. Bruce 
H. Smith for confirming my appointment. 

Ex. Companion Douglas G. Home has filled the position as secretary 
in a most admirable manner. His knowledge of Capitular Masonry and 
interest in activities of all Chapter work has been a fine example to al! 
Companions. 

I received a warm welcome in each Chapter as the representative of 
the Grand First Principal and the loyalty towards Grand Chapter was 
expressed by all the Companions. 

At an informal visit to White Oak Chapter No. 104 in Oakville on 
May 10 I had the pleasure on behalf of the Most Ex. the Grand First 
Principal of presenting to Ex. Comp. Jordon of that Chapter a 25-year 
Past Principal's jewel. 

In the Chapter Room of the Masonic Hall, James Street North, 
Hamilton, on May 16 a meeting of the Principals and Scribe E's of the 
District was held for the purpose of preparing a Trestle Board for the 
official visits which resulted as follows: 

Sept. 23— Hiram No. 2, Hamilton. 

Oct. 11— White Oak, No. 104, Oakville. 

Oct. 18— Hamilton, No. 175, Hamilton. 

Oct. 27— Caledonia, No. 236, Caledonia. 

Oct. 30 — District Divine Service, St. Enoch Presbyterian Church. 

Nov. 7— Keystone, No. 224, Hamilton. 



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Nov. 9— McKay, No. 243', Stoney Creek. 

Nov. 10— St. John, No. 6, Hamilton. 

Nov. 15 — Ancaster, No. 155, Ancaster. 

Nov. 17— St. Clair, No. 75, Milton. 

On Sunday, October 30, I960, at 11 a.m. the Royal Arch Masons of 
the Hamilton District gathered at St. Enoch Presbyterian Church for 
Divine Service, the service being conducted by Rev. M. Di Gangi, minister 
of that church. There were over one hundred Royal Arch Masons signed 
the register that morning and a great number of them had their wives in 
the church. 

On all my visits of inspection I was very happy to have a good num- 
ber of Companions with me from the Chapters who accompanied me. Also 
at all of these visits I had great support from my friends of Hiram 
Chapter No. 2. 

One of the unique experiences of my year of office was the Cen- 
tennial of Oxford Chapter No. 18 at Woodstock on Saturday, January 
28, 1961, when the members of Hiram Chapter No. 2 of Hamilton and 
St. John's Chapter No. 3 of London performed the Installation of Officers 
of Oxford Chapter No. 18, being the same Chapters who installed the 
original officers of that Chapter 100 years ago. Most Ex. Comp. Bruce H. 
Smith was also present and spoke at that occasion. 

Since my election as Grand Superintendent I have tried to attend 
most Chapter meetings in the District and have been very well received 
at all times and always asked to come back. 

I did attend all the installations except where Hamilton Chapter No. 
175 and Ancaster Chapter No. 155 came on the same night, when I went 
to Hamilton's installation, and when that ceremony was over I excused 
myself and drove to Ancaster and enjoyed a social hour with the Com- 
panions of that Chapter. 

May I say at this time that the sociability in the district runs very 
high when the various Chapters have entertained the Companions and 
their ladies, mentioning St.. Clair Chapter's smorgusbord and Caledonia 
Chapter's oyster supper as examples. 

The District reception to the Grand First Principal was indeed a 
great success, all Chapters in the District being present. I had the honour 
at that time of presenting to Most Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith the nine 
ruling First Principals of the District. 

During this year R. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott has made very good pro- 
gress in the formation of a new Chapter at Burlington to be known as 
King David Chapter, which shows the trend of Royal Arch Masonry in 
the Hamilton District. 

On April 12 I took a team of Royal Arch Masons from the three 
Chapters meeting in the Hamilton hall to McKay Chapter No. 243. 
Stoney Creek and there worked the Holy Royal Arch Degree on four of 
their candidates which was done in a very creditable manner. 

In conclusion I have esteemed it a very high honour to have had the 
privilege of serving as Grand Superintendent and I would like to express 
my gratitude and appreciation to all members of Grand Chapter and to 
the members of Hamilton District No. 5 for their generosity and kind- 
ness shown me and who have made my term so pleasant with fraternal 
associations. May I bespeak for my successor the same loyal support and 
kindness which has been so generously extended to me. 

HURON DISTRICT No. 6 
R. Ex. Comp. William Russell Carmen Bradford 

It is a pleasant duty and a great privilege to submit this report on 
the condition of Capitular Masonry in Huron District No. 6. 

First, I take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks and ap- 
preciation to the Principals of this district for the signal honour they 



38 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

conferred on me by electing me to the office of Grand Superintendent, 
and to Most Excellent Companion Bruce H. Smith for his appointment. 

Second, I wish to express my grateful appreciation to Ex. Comp. C. 
E. Laithwaite who so kindly consented to be my secretary. Ex. Comp. 
Laithwaite accompanied me on all my visits and indeed has been a real 
pillar of support and companionship during my term of office. 

Early arrangements were made for the official visits of inspection 
which took place as follows with degree witnessed on each occasion as 
indicated. 

May 16— The Malloch Chapter, No. G6, Seaforth— H.R.A. 

May 27— Tecumseh Chapter, No. 24, Stratford— H.R.A. 

June 7— Elliott Chapter, No. 129, Mitchell— M.E.M. 

June 13— St. James Chapter, No. 46, St. Marys — H.R.A. 

June 15 Havelock Chapter, No. 63, Kincardine — M.M.M. (exemp.). 

Sept. 20— Huron Chapter, No. 30, Goderich— M.E.M. 

Oct. 4— Chantry Chapter, No. 130, Southampton — H.R.A. 

Oct. 11 — Lucknow Chapter, No. 147, Lucknow — H.R.A. 

Oct. 18 — Lebanon Chapter, No. 84, Wingham— M.E.M. 

Nov. 1 — Bernard Chapter, No. 146, Listowel — H.R.A. 

On all of these official visits of inspection I was graciously and 
cordially received and with the dignity befitting the representative of the 
Most Excellent the Grand First Principal. 

Some Chapters have been visited three times and it is expected that 
all Chapters will be visited at least twice before my term of office 
expires. Included among these visits are four ceremonies of installation. 

Many of the Chapter officers are comparatively newly exalted 
Companions and many are officers as well in the Craft Lodges. Generally 
speaking, the calibre of the degree work was of a good quality. 

There were, however, indications of some measure of difficulty 
being experienced by at least one, and possibly two, of the Chapters. 
While words of encouragement were proffered in these cases, they were 
also urged, at the same time, to place maximum emphasis on achieving a 
higher quality in the degree work. To attain this goal will be highly re- 
warding and is essential if Royal Arch Masonry is to flourish. The 
Chapters were reminded to make the fullest possible use of the various 
booklets made available by Grand Chapter to assist in interpreting the 
instructions in the work. 

At all meetings I stressed the matter of membership. It was drawn 
to the attention of the Companions that it is one of our inherent duties 
and responsibilities as Royal Arch Masons to dispense assistance, light 
and knowledge to our less informed brethren. The Companions were 
urged to leave no stone unturned in their efforts to carry this responsi- 
bility and duty to satisfactory fruition. They were told that the culmina- 
tion of one of the highest hopes of Grand Chapter would be more Crafts- 
men completing their Master Mason's degree. 

During the year most Chapters participated in an interchange of 
visits with the guest Chapter conferring the degree. This practice was 
encouraged and it was recommended that a greater effort be put forth 
to arrange similar visits between Chapters who have not heretofore ex- 
perienced such a visit one with the other. These visits will surely broaden 
the acquaintanceship of the Companions and further strengthen the bonds 
of friendship. At the same time the spirit of the officers is sparked to 
greater proficiency. The larger attendance accompanying these meetings 
is highly stimulating to the officers. 

To this end it is my humble opinion that the formation of a Prin- 
cipals' Association in Huron District is urgently needed and could prove 
to be most beneficial. 

As I scan the summaries of information of each Chapter in this dis- 
trict for the year ending December 31, 1960, it is encouraging to note a 



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ten per cent reduction in the amount of outstanding dues, but it is rather 
disturbing to note a substantial drop in total membership. If Capitular 
Masonry is to continue to grow and prosper it is quite obvious that a 
greater' effort is needed on the part of every Companion towards the ful- 
fillment of his duty and responsibility to Grand Chapter. 

Some may view this report as revealing many bleak spots but there 
are many bright spots in Huron District. There is ample material in the 
quarries. Royal Arch Masonry, thanks to our forebears, has a solid 
foundation in this district, but the builders must go to work. 

I was greatly honored to have the privilege of presenting the 25-year 
P.Z. jewel to Ex. Comp. William Kidnew in May, 1960, on the occasion of 
my visit of inspection to Tecumseh Chapter No. 24. This meeting was 
preceded by a banquet honoring the 25-year Past Z's of this Chapter. 

The District Divine Service was held at 7.30 p.m. Sunday, September 
18, in Knox Presbyterian Church, Goderich. Bro. Rev. Robert G. Mac- 
Millan delivered an inspiring sermon, taking for his text the Book of 
Ruth, chapter 4, verses 1-10. His message was greatly appreciated by the 
Companions and their ladies. A social hour of fellowship was enjoyed in 
the church hall at the conclusion of the service. The large attendance of 
more than ninety Companions was most gratifying and especially heart- 
warming. It was indeed a genuine manifestation of the interest of the 
Companions of Huron District in the importance of Royal Arch Masonry 
in the Masonic System. 

In conclusion I wish to make humble acknowledgement with profound 
appreciation the many acts of kindness and expressions of goodwill ex- 
tended to me by the Companions while acting in the discharge of my 
duties as the representative of Most Ex. Comp. B. H. Smith in Huron 
District. I shall long cherish in my memory the signal honour bestowed 
upon me in having the opportunity of serving this august body as Grand 
Superintendent. 

To my successor I extend my congratulations and wish for him as 
rewarding a year as this one has been for me. 

"He hath showed thee, O man, what is good : and what doth the Lord 
require of Thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly 
with thy God?" 

NIAGARA DISTRICT No. 7 
Rt. Ex. Comp. Frank R. Martin 

As my term of office as Grand Superintendent of Niagara District 
No. 7 nears its completion it is my pleasant duty to submit a report of 
the progress and condition of Royal Arch Masonry in Niagara District. 
May I express my sincere thanks and appreciation for the honour con- 
ferred on McCallum Chapter No. 29 and myself on being elected by the 
past and present Principles of Niagara District No. 7 to the office of 
Grand Superintendent and to Most Excellent Comp. Bruce H. Smith in 
confirming my election. My first duty was to appoint Ex. Comp. Reg. S. 
Ash as secretary, to whom I extend my sincere thanks for the efficient 
manner he performed those duties and his loyal support. He accompanied 
me on all my visits and would like to extend my thanks to V. Ex. Comp. 
Rev. E. C. McCullagh who acted as District Chaplain for his assistance 
and guidance. He accompanied me on all of my visits. My inspection 
visits were as follows: 

Oct. 3 — Grimsby Chapter, No. 69, Grimsby. 

Oct. 6 — King Hiram Chapter, No. 57, Port Colborne. 

Oct. 11 — Hugh Murray Chapter, No. 184, Fort Erie. 

Oct. 14 — Mount Moriah Chapter, No. 19, St. Catharines. 

Oct. 21— Mount Nebo Chapter, No. 76, Niagara Falls. 

Oct. 24— Smithville Chapter, No. 240, Smithville. 

Nov. 4 — Niagara Chapter, No. 55, Niagara-on-the-Lake. 



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Nov. 21— McCallum Chapter, No. 29, Dunnville. 

Dec. 7— Wilson Chapter, No. 64, Welland. 

I received a warm welcome in each Chapter as the representative of 
the Grand First Principal and the loyalty towards Grand Chapter was 
expressed by all the Companions. Each Chapter conferred degrees on our 
official visits with the exception of three Chapters, and they conferred 
degrees at a later date when we witnessed degrees conferred. At all these 
inspections some portion of the work was exemplified and I was pleased to 
report that the work on all occasions was of a high calibre, making it 
very impressive to the candidate. A District Divine Service was held on 
Sunday evening, October 16, in St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Wel- 
land. The speaker, V. Ex. Comp. Rev. E. C. McCullagh, gave a very in- 
spiring message. There was a good attendance of officers and Com- 
panions of the District. On November 8 Rt. Ex. Comp. Krick and myself 
journeyed to Fort Erie where I had the honour of representing the 
Grand First Principal in presenting Rt. Ex. Comp. John A. Bell with his 
25-year Past Principal's jewel. 

In conclusion I wish to thank all Principals, Past Principals and 
Scribe E. of the District who gave so generously of their support and co- 
operation which has meant so much to me, and I wish for my successor 
the same full measure of fellowship and co-operation that I have enjoyed 
in what I consider the happiest and brightest year in my Masonic career 
and I pledge to him my fullest and heartiest support. 

TORONTO DISTRICT No. 8 
R. Ex. Comp. William Holywell 

As my term of office as Grand Superintendent draws to a close my 
thoughts turn back to April, I960 1 , when I was elected to this high office 
and to the confirmation of the same bv Most Excellent Comp. Bruce 
Smith. 

To the Principals and past Principals who made this possible I ex- 
tend my sincere thanks and hope that the ensuing months have done 
nothing to make them regret their choice. 

It was indeed my very good fortune to have Ex. Comp. Gordon Mc- 
Connell accept the office of secretary and not withstanding his many 
Masonic interests he has filled this office with dignity and distinction and 
has been a tower of strength to me in the carrying out of my duties. 

On May 30 I attended a meeting of the ruling Principals of District 
No. 8. At this meeting I was introduced by R. Ex. Comp. F. Welham. 
Many items of interest were discussed and other meetings arranged, all 
of which helped in no small way to build up a program for the weeks that 
followed. 

As the representative of the Most Ex. the Grand First Principal it 
was my very pleasant duty to inspect the work of the officers and 
Chapter records. Without exception I was received in a most courteous 
and dignified manner. The Chapters inspected are as follows: 

May 19 — Aurora Chapter, No. 235, Aurora. 

Oct. 3 — The St. Andrew and St. John Chapter, No. 4, Toronto. 

Oct. 4 — University Chapter, No. 241, Toronto. 

Oct. 5 — Victoria Chapter, No. 205, Thornhill. 

Oct. 6— Tyrian Chapter, No. 258, Stouffville. 

Oct. 12 — Beaver Chapter, No. 225, Toronto. 

Oct. 13— Succoth Chapter, No. 135, Uxbridge. 

Oct. 21— The St. Patricks Chapter, No. 145, Toronto. 

Oct. 26— Orient Chapter, No. 79, Toronto. 

Oct. 27 — King Solomon Chapter, No. 8, Toronto. 

Nov. 7— The Beaches Chapter, No. 163, Toronto. 

Nov. 9— St. Pauls Chapter, No. 15, Toronto. 

Nov. 11— York Chapter, No. 62, Toronto. 



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Nov. 25— The St. Albans Chapter, No. 217, Toronto. 

The working of the degrees by these Chapters was of the highest 
calibre and reflects on the officers concerned. Chapters were opened 
on time and the Companions on the way home at a reasonable hour. 

Three schools of instruction were held and well attended. They were 
sponsored by Tyrian Chapter (R.A.M.), Succoth Chapter (M.E.M.), and 
The Beaches Chapter (M.M.). I would like at this time to thank all who 
assisted in this effort and in particular V. Ex. Comp. James Turnbull for 
the assistance given during the question and answer period. 

During my term of office it has been my privilege and pleasure to 
attend many gatherings in connection with our Royal Craft, amongst 
which the churches services of the two Toronto Districts stand out. 

In conjunction with R. Ex. Comp. A. Sharpe of District 8A services 
were held in Leaside United Church October 30 and on November 13 
services were held in St. Luke's Anglican Church, East York, both of 
which were well attended. It is a tribute to Districts 8 and 8A that so 
many Companions attended both services. To R. Ex. Comp. Sharpe I 
extend my sincere thanks 

Installations this year were of a very high calibre from the point of 
view of the enthusiasm displayed and the younger men who have been 
elevated to the higher offices in the different Chapters. While the mem- 
bership in this district may show little change from last year, yet there 
is being generated a spirit that has seldom been seen in Royal Arch 
Masonry. 

My term of office has been one of pleasure and also one of joy. In 
the course of my duties I have made many new friends and met many old 
ones. It was my good fortune to be present at the dedication ceremony 
held in Espanola Chapter. This was attended by M. Ex. Comp. Bruce 
Smith and many Grand Chapter officers. It was also my privilege to be 
present at the original dedication a few years ago. May I say at this time 
that the progress made by this Chapter should be a lesson to all Royal 
Arch Masons. In the course of my duties I have attended almost eighty 
meetings in connection with the Royal Craft and the Great Jehovah being 
willing I hope to be able before our Convocation in April to visit each 
Chapter again at least once more. 

To Most Ex. Comp. M. Searle, Most Ex. Comp. J. House, R. Ex. 
Comp. R .Lewis and the Grand Chapter officers, the Principals and past 
Principals and the Companions who attended and supported me in my 
visits of inspection and installations, my sincere thanks. To the officers 
and Companions of my own Chapter, King Solomons, who by their un- 
wavering support gave me the incentive to carry on, I also express my 
thanks and wish for my successor the same help and accord which has 
been given to me. 

TORONTO WEST DISTRICT 8A 
R. Ex. Comp. Arthur E. Sharpe 

In presenting my report on the condition of Capitular Masonry for 
Toronto District 8 A may I first convey to the Principals past and present 
my sincere thanks and appreciation for the honour they conferred upon 
me and through me on Lebanon Chapter, No. 220, in elevating me to the 
high office of Grand Superintendent. I also convey to Most Excellent 
Companion Bruce H. Smith my most humble thanks in confirming my 
election. 

My first pleasant duty was to appoint Ex. Comp. Gordon H. Horner 
as my secretary. He accompanied me on all my official visits and has 
been of great assistance throughout the year. His friendship, co-operation 
and untiring efforts have been greatly appreciated and to him I extend 
my thanks. 

A District meeting was held on May 19, 1960, at the Masonic 



42 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

Temple, Lambton Mills, with all the Chapters of the District represented. 
Instruction was given on those points which Grand Chapter had requested, 
that the Grand Superintendent bring to the attention of Constituent 
Chapters and arrangements were made for the official visits and schools 
of instruction. All visits were made as planned and at every Chapter I 
was graciously and cordially received and with dignity that should be 
accorded the representative of the Most Excellent the Grand First 
Principal. 

Degree work was conferred on each of the thirteen visits and exempli- 
fied on one occasion. It would be very pleasant to comment on the work 
of the individual Chapters, but my remarks must of necessity be of a 
more general nature. From the very effective and efficient manner in 
which the work was conducted it was evident that those who were 
privileged to take part in the work had expended a great deal of time 
and effort in making themselves proficient. The very few deviations from 
the work as laid down by Grand Chapter were due to over-anxiety to be 
perfect or to paying insufficient attention to instructions contained in 
the Manual of Instructions and/or printed in italics in the work. 

My secretary, Ex. Comp. Gordon H. Horner, had a very good report 
to hand me on the books of the fourteen Chapters in the District. His 
task was made lighter by the excellent records being kept and the 
assistance given him by the Scribe E. and treasurer of each Chapter. 

On October 19, 1960, a school of instruction in the Holy Royal Arch 
Degree was held at Lebanon Chapter, No. 220. The degree was conferred 
by the officers and past Principals of the Chapters in a most impressive 
manner. After the conferring of the degree explanation and instruction 
of various parts of the degree were given. 

Mount Sinai Chapter, No. 212, offered their Chapter room as host 
Chapter for a school of instruction on the M.M.M. Degree which was held 
on February 7. The officers and past Principals of Shekinah Chapter No. 
138, conferred the degree in a most impressive manner. 

A school of instruction for the M.E.M. degree will be held on March 
15, 1961, when King Cyrus Chapter, No. 23*2, have graciously made their 
Chapter available, on which occasion the Principals of the District will 
confer the degree. 

A District Divine Service was held in Leaside United Church, Lea- 
side, on October 30, 1960. Bro. the Rev. Charles C. Murray delivered a 
sermon, "What Masonry Has Meant To Me," which was greatly ap- 
preciated by the large attendance of Companions and their ladies. 

Some of the interesting events of the year are as follows: 

Attended Humber Chapter, No. 246, on April 18 when V. Ex. Comp. 
Robert Cruise was invested with his regalia of Grand Steward, then on 
April 26 at Port Credit Chapter, No. 230, when V. Ex. Comp. Roy Young 
was invested with his regalia of Grand Steward. 

On invitation, visited Mimico Chapter, No. 215, on May 5 and on 
behalf of the M. Ex. the Grand First Principal invested V. Ex. Comp. 
George Ostrander as Grand Steward. 

On May 13 Occident Chapter, No. 77, held a past Principals' night 
and it was a distinct pleasure to present V. Ex. Comp. Harold Smith with 
25-year Past Principal's jewel. 

One June 27 I attended Centennial Chapter, No. 260, at Streetsville, 
when M.E. Comp. Maurice A. Searle was presented with an honorary 
membership in that Chapter. 

When I visited Mount Sinai Chapter, No. 212, on October 4, I960, on 
the occasion of my official visit it was a distinct pleasure to witness the 
investiture of V. Ex. Comp. Abraham Fox as Grand Steward by V. Ex. 
Comp. Henry R. Fox. 

A highlight of the year was on January 23, 1961, when R. Ex. Comp. 
Charles W. Emmett. on behalf of the Supreme Grand Chapter of Vic- 



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toria, Australia, presented the Centennial Chapter, No. 260, with a 
ceremonial baton to commemorate one hundred years of Capitular 
Masonry in Ontario, and of further evidence of the cordial relationship 
existing between the Supreme Grand Chapter of Victoria and our own 
Grand Chapter. 

On February 23, 1961, reception was held by the two Toronto Dis- 
tricts for M. Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith at King Solomon Chapter No. 8. 
The ruling Principals for 1960 and 1961 of both Districts together with 
other Companions were in attendance. The fraternal spirit prevailing 
throughout the evening made the event a grand success. 

I had the pleasure to visit Toronto East District No. 8 on the oc- 
casion of Grand Chapter Nights held during the years as follows: 

May 11— Beaver Chapter, No. 225. 

Oct. 3— Beaches Chapter, No. 163. 

Nov. 18— The St. Patrick Chapter, No. 145. 

And it was a distinct pleasure to attend their District Divine Service 
at St. Luke's Anglican Church on Sunday evening, November 13, 1960. 
Canon A. J. Jackson, M.A., conducted the service and delivered a very 
impressive sermon that was appreciated by the Companions and their 
ladies. 

While the District shows a decrease in membership caused mainly by 
the death of older Companions, the prospects of Capitular Masonry in the 
District looks particularly good. In all Chapters the enthusiasm of of- 
ficers and Companions has become outstanding and this is creating more 
interest in each individual Chapter, which is evident by the increased 
visitations to other Chapters and Craft Lodges in the District. This in- 
creased interest and enthusiasm, if continued, will no doubt influence any 
increase in membership for future years as the Companions desire to 
share the companionship of Capitular Masonry with their Craft brethren. 

It has indeed been a pleasure to have been associated with R. Ex. 
Comp. William Holywell, Grand Superintendent of Toronto East District 
No. 8. 

I have visited each Chapter at least twice and feel that I can report 
that Capitular Masonry has a very bright future in Toronto West District 
No. 8A. 

To those Companions who by their kindness, co-operation and as- 
sistance have made this a memorable year and to all Companions who so 
kindly accompanied me on the occasion of my official visits I offer my 
sincere thanks. 

To my successor I extend my sincere congratulations and pledge him 
wholehearted support. On his behalf I would request that the District 
offer him the same warm co-operation that I had the privilege to ex- 
perience. 

Finally, to M. Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith I voice my appreciation for 
the honour of serving as his representative in Toronto West District 8A 
and trust that he will be spared for many years to give his counsel and 
assistance to our Grand Chapter. 

GEORGIAN DISTRIST No. 9 
Rt. Ex. Comp. J. G. Cruickshank 

The presentation of my report covering the past term is a pleasant 
duty which impresses on my mind the honour my Companions have be- 
stowed on me and the confidence implied by the Most Excellent the 
Grand Z. Bruce H. Smith in confirming my election. 

I am particularly indebted to Ex. Comp. A. J. McMeekin, who has 
been a most efficient secretary, and Ex. Comp. D. Low, who, in a faithful 
and sincere manner carried out the duties of District Chaplain. 

My thanks also go to the officers and Companions of Manitou 
Chapter, No. 27, of Collingwood for their invitation to hold a District 



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meeting at their regular Convocation on Wednesday, May 2>5. Each 
Chapter of the District was well represented at this meeting and various 
items of business pertaining to the district were discussed as well as 
arranging the dates of my official visits to the Chapters. 

I also wish to thank Most Ex. Comp. M. A. Searle for his patience 
and guidance in the performance of my duties as Grand Superintendent. 

My official visits were as follows: 

Oct. 11, 1960— Signet Chapter, No. 34, Barrie. 

Oct. 14, 1960— Couchiching Chapter, No. 198, Orillia. 

Nov. 15, 1960 — Georgian Chapter, No. 56, Owen Sound. 

Jan. 13, 1961— Amabel No. 131, Wiarton. 

Jan. 25, 1961 — Manitou Chapter, No. 27, Collingwood. 

Feb. 13, 1961 — Kichikewana Chapter, No. 107, Midland. 

My reception at these visits was warm and friendly. A degree was 
exemplified at every one in a very efficient and sincere manner. The 
furniture and regalia of every Chapter is in good condition and a splendid 
spirit of co-operation exists among the Companions. At these meetings I 
discussed the importance of increasing membership and of holding our 
present members by correcting the causes of demits and suspensions, 
also the importance of having short and interesting meetings with as 
many of the Companions as possible taking some part in the work of the 
degrees. I regret to say that my early plans for Chapters of instruction 
did not materialize. However, I am looking forward to taking part in 
these in the near future. 

On July 26, accompanied by several Companions of Georgian Chap- 
ter, I attended the initial meeting of Seguin Chapter U.D. at Parry 
Sound where, through the untiring efforts of Ex. Comp. Lome Jackson, a 
new Chapter has been formed. This was a very inspiring meeting, with 
ten charter members present who, with the help of Rt. Ex. Comp. B. 
Lamble and other Companions of Couchiching Chapter, appointed a slate 
of officers to carry on the work of the Chapter until a charter is granted 
by Grand Chapter. At the time of this report they have received a total 
of eighteen candidates, which is one of the greatest boosts to Georgian 
District for many years, and I take this opportunity to congratulate all 
the Companions who worked so hard to make this project a success. 

In conclusion may I once again thank those who assisted me during 
my term of office and to my successor may I say that you will find Royal 
Arch Masonry in Georgian District in a very healthy condition with pros- 
pects for a wonderful future. 

ONTARIO DISTRICT No. 10 
Rt. Ex. Comp. William Baker 

It is with a great deal of pleasure that I submit my report on the con- 
dition of Capitular Masonry in Ontario District No. 10, but first I would 
convey to all Companions of the Disrict my deep appreciation for the 
signal honour bestowed upon me and St. Johns Chapter for having 
elected me to the high office of Grand Superintendent of this District. 

I would like to express my sincere thanks to Most Excellent Com- 
panion Bruce H. Smith, Grand First Principal, for his confirmation of 
my appointment. 

My first pleasant duty was to appoint Ex. Comp. Jack Kernaghan of 
St. Johns Chapter, No. 48, as my secretary. He accompanied me on all 
my visits, both fraternal and inspection. To him I would extend my sin- 
cere thanks for his valuable assistance, his loyal support and his willing 
co-operation throughout the year. 

Following is a list of the Chapters in this District and the dates on 
which they were officially inspected: 

May 25 — Corinthian Chapter, No. 36, Peterborough. 

June 7 — Pentalpha Chapter, No. 28, Oshawa. 



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Sept. 19— Ionic Chapter, No. 168, Campbellford. 

Oct. 7 — Excelsior Chapter, No. 45, Colborne. 

Oct 12 — Warkworth Chapter, No. 110, Warkworth. 

Oct. 14 — Victoria Chapter, No. 37, Port Hope. 

Oct. 17 — Palestine Chapter, No. 249, Bowmanville. 

Oct. 19 — King Darius Chapter, No. 134, Cannington. 

Oct. 20 — Midland Chapter, No. 84, Lindsay. 

Oct. 25 — St. Johns Chapter, No. 48, Cobourg. 

Nov. 14 — Keystone Chapter, No. 35, Whitby. 

All Chapters were visited at least twice and it is my pleasant duty to 
report that on all occasions I was most cordially and respectifully re- 
ceived as the representative of the Grand First Principal. 

During my fraternal visits I was so favorably impressed with the 
quality of the work throughout the District that I did not deem it neces- 
sary to hold a Chapter of Instruction. 

On practically all my visits I spoke on the importance of new mem- 
bers and the hope that the incoming First Principal would appoint a 
strong and active Membership Committee. This not only for the purpose 
of obtaining new members but to endeavor to contact those who had 
become inactive or delinquent and try to bring them back into the fold. 

Due to previous commitments neither my secretary or myself were 
able to take advantage of an invitation extended to us by the Corinthian 
Chapter to attend their annual picnic held at Young's Point. 

On October 1 I attended an International Day held by Corinthian 
Chapter. In all, twenty-two candidates received the three degrees of the 
Holy Royal Arch. Among those present was a goodly number from Sum- 
mit Triangle Chapter, No. 307, Eggertsville, New York. Practically all 
the Chapters in this District were represented. 

At this Convocation I was received with dignity and respect as the 
representative of the Grand First Principal. 

On November 5, accompanied by my wife, I attended a social evening 
at Oshawa. The invitation was extended by Pentalpha Chapter and a 
very pleasant evening was spent. 

With the coming of the New Year I attended several installation 
ceremonies and was greatly impressed with the manner in which they 
were conducted. 

It was gratifying to find that the books of the Scribes E and the 
treasurers in all Chapters were well kept and in good order. 

To all the Ex. First Principals and Scribes E and all the officers and 
Companions of the various Chapters I wish to extend my sincere thanks 
for their courtesy and loyal support. The past year is one that I will long 
remember because it has been my pleasure to make many new friends. 

To my successor I extend my very best wishes for a very good year 
and I would ask for him the continued co-operation and support that I 
have enjoyed. 

PRINCE EDWARD DISTRICT No. 11 
R. Ex. Comp. Delmer Huff 

May I first express my sincere thanks to the Principals, both present 
and past, of Prince Edward Chapter, No. 31, to the Principals, present 
and past, and representatives of other Chapters who attended Grand 
Chapter at Toronto last April for electing me to the high office of Grand 
Superintendent. 

To Most Excellent Comp. Bruce H. Smith my sincerest thanks for 
confirming this election. 

On my return from Grand Chapter I appointed Ex. Comp. Harry 
Alder as my secretary. He accompanied me on all my visits both official 
and unofficial and very capably discharged his duties by examining the 
books and records of the various Chapters and reporting to me. For his 



46 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

loyal co-operation throughout the year my gratitude. 

On April 21 I had the pleasure of attending Mount Sinai Chapter, No. 
44, at their ladies' night. 

One of my first duties of the year was at my Mother Chapter, Prince 
Edward, No. 31, when I presented Very Ex. Comp. E. A. Pearce with a 
50-year jewel, who in return spoke briefly on the changes fifty years 
have brought to Royal Arch Masonry. 

My first official meeting was a Chapter of Instruction which was 
held at Belleville May 27 on the invitation of the Principals' Association 
to hold it in conjunction with their regular meeting. To this meeting I 
invited the three Principals and the Principal Sojourner of each Chapter. 
From this invitation a good representation of all Chapters attended. We 
were honoured by the presence of Most Ex. Comp. Bruce Smith and Rt. 
Ex. Comp. Reg. Lewis. I passed on the instruction I received at Grand 
Chapter. Many points of interest were brought forward and discussed. 
Rt. Ex. Comp. Reg. Lewis gave further instructions on degree work and 
an educational talk on Royal Arch Masonry. 

After this meeting I drew up and mailed to the various Chapters of 
the District the schedule of my official visits: 

June 15 — Mount Sinai, No. 44, Napanee. 

Sept. 20— Presqu'ile, No. 144, Brighton. 

Sept. 26— Madoc, No. 161, Madoc. 

Oct. 18— St. Marks, No. 26, Trenton. 

Oct. 27— Keystone, No. 72, Stirling. 

Nov. 1 — Moira, No. 7, Belleville. 

Nov. 14— Quinte Friendship, No. 227, Belleville. 

Nov. 21 — Prince Edward, No. 31, Picton. 

Sept. 18 — District Divine Service, United Church, Picton. 

June 11 — Quinte Friendship Chapter, Belleville, entertained St. 
Georges Chapter, London, Ontario. This is a fraternal visit, alternating 
yearly. The Royal Arch Degree was very efficiently conferred by St. 
Georges Chapter. Most Ex. Comp. Bruce Smith. Rt. Ex. Comp. Reg. Lewis 
and other Grand Chapter officers were present. 

September 18 — District Divine Service was held in Picton United 
Church. A good representation of most Chapters was there. 

September 21 — Prince Edward Chapter paid a fraternal visit to 
Mount Sinai Chapter, Napanee, and conferred the M.E.M. degree. Prince 
Edward Chapter was presented with the travelling triangle. 

October 17 — Quinte Friendship Chapter, Belleville, held a Grand 
Chapter night at Belleville when Most Ex. Comp. Bruce Smith, Most Ex. 
Comp. Maurice Searle, Rt. Ex. Comp. Reg. Lewis, Rt. Ex. Comp. Charles 
Emmett and other present and past Grand Chapter officers conferred a 
Royal Arch degree. 

November 18— The St. Patrick Chapter, No. 145, held a Grand Chap- 
ter night at Toronto with Most Ex. Comp. Bruce Smith, Most Ex. Comp. 
Maurice Searle, Rt. Ex. Comp. Charles Emmett, Rt. Ex. Comp. Reg. Lewis 
and many other Grand Chapter officers were present. A Royal Arch de- 
gree was conferred by Grand Chapter officers. Most Ex. Comp. Bruce 
Smith was presented with an honorary membership. 

November 28 — Prince Edward Chapter paid a fraternal visit to 
Madoc Chapter, conferring a M.E.M. degree and leaving the travelling 
triangle. 

December 19 — Prince Edward Chapter, Picton, on their election night 
had Rt. Ex. Comp. Reg. Lewis conduct a Chapter of Instruction. He 
clarified many points of interest on degree work and Royal Arch Masonry. 
Most Ex. Comp. Bruce Smith was present at this Convocation. 

December 20 — Presqu'ile Chapter, Brighton, held a ladies' night at 
Brighton. It was also their election night, at which time Most Ex. Comp. 
Bruce Smith was presented with an honorary membership. 



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January 9 — Quinte Friendship Chapter, No. 227, was host to Moira 
Chapter, No. 7, for a joint installation of officers for 1961, Most Ex. 
Comp. Bruce Smith acting as installing officer. Rt. Ex. Comp. Reg. Lewis 
was presented with an honorary membership at this time by Quinte 
Friendship Chapter. 

January 18 — On installation night at Mount Sinai Chapter, Most Ex. 
Comp. Bruce Smith was presented with an honorary membership. 

February 20 — Most Ex. Comp. Bruce Smith paid an official visit to 
Prince Edward Chapter. Rt. Ex. Comp. Reg. Lewis, Rt. Ex. Comp. Wil- 
liam Baker, Grand Superintendent of District No. 10, were present as 
well as a good representation of the other Chapters of the District. Most 
Ex. Comp. Bruce Smith was presented with an honorary membership. 

I had the pleasure of being present on each of these occasions. 

I have visited each Chapter of the District at least twice and some 
three times. On all occasions I was properly received with dignity be- 
fitting the representative of the Most Ex. the Grand First Principal. 

I was present at most installation ceremonies, taking part in two of 
them. On each of my visits there was a good membership attendance. 
Although we had a good increase in admissions in the District it was 
offset by deaths, demits and suspensions. In spite of this unfortunate 
situation a spirit of enthusiasm was ever present, and I feel that Royal 
Arch Masonry in this District will forge ahead to a new high. 

It was my ambition to further the progress of Capitular Masonry in 
Prince Edward District and to promote more fraternal visiting among 
the Chapters of the District. 

I most heartily thank the First Principal and officers of each Chapter 
for the co-operation and assistance received during my term of office 
and all Grand Chapter officers of whom I have felt free to ask advice. 

I trust the same support will be given my successor. 

ST. LAWRENCE DISTRICT No. 12 
Rt. Ex. Comp, James A. Greer 

It gives me much pleasure to submit my report on the condition of 
Royal Arch Masonry in St. Lawrence District No. 12. 

I wish to express my sincere thanks to the Companions of the Dis- 
trict for the honour they conferred on me as well as on Sussex-St. Law- 
rence Chapter, No. 59, in electing me Grand Superintendent. To Most Ex. 
Comp. Bruce H. Smith my sincere thanks for his kindness in confirming 
my election. 

My first pleasant duty was to appoint Ex. Comp. James G. Ruston as 
secretary. He accompanied me on all of my official visits and discharged 
his duties in a most efficient manner. To him I extend my appreciation for 
his assistance and companionship throughout my term of office. 

My second official act was to send a letter to each Chapter in the 
District advising them of my election, the proposed date of my official 
visit for approval and requesting that a copy of their summons be sent to 
me each month. 

On May 15 Ex. Comp. Ruston and I attended a church service in the 
Presbyterian Church at Kemptville, which was well attended. Much credit 
is due Maitland Chapter, No. 68, for the success of their annual church 
service 

The District Divine Service was held on Sunday, September 25, at 11 
a.m. in St. John's United Church, Brockville. The service was conducted 
by the pastor, Rev. M. A. Rowland, B.A., B.D. He preached an inspiring 
sermon, taking for his text the theme, "Is Decency Enough?" It was my 
privilege to read the lesson at this service. Due to other activities in the 
District the attendance was only fair. I feel that each Chapter should 
make a special effort to be represented at the District Divine Service. 

The schedule for my official visits was as follows: 



48 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

Sept. 19— St. Johns, No. 112, Morrisburg. 

Sept. 27 — Leeds, No. 132, Gananoque. 

Oct. 11— Grenville, No. 22, Prescott. 

Oct. 19 — Covenant, No. 113, Cornwall. 

Nov. 7 — Sussex- St. Lawrence, No. 59, Brockville. 

Nov. 10— Maitland, No. 68, Kemptville. 

Nov. 18 — Ancient Frontenac and Cataraqui, No. 1, Kingston. 

On all of my official visits I was received most cordially. An atmos- 
phere of friendly fraternal fellowship prevailed at all times. This, I felt, 
showed great respect to the Most Ex. First Principal and to Grand 
Chapter. 

On four of my visits one of the degrees was conferred in excellent 
form. I have seen very fine work done in the other three Chapters on 
various occasions. There is excellent officer material in the District and 
each Chapter can confer any degree in a satisfactory manner. 

On October 1 it was my pleasure to attend International Night at 
Massena, N.Y. The Grand First Principal M. Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith 
and the Grand Lecturer Rt. Ex. Comp. Reg. J. Lewis were present as well 
as many Royal Arch dignitaries from different parts of the States. 

I was honoured on that occasion by being asked to propose the toast 
to the President of the United States. 

This is an outstanding annual Masonic event which will be held in 
Cornwall next year. It proves that the bond of international friendship 
which has existed between Canada and the United States for over 140-odd 
years grows stronger each year. This bond of friendship and goodwill is 
something for many countries in the world today to emulate. 

On October 26 I was requested by the Grand First Principal to pre- 
sent three 25-year Past Principals' jeAvels to Ex. Companions Percy E. 
Fretwell, James E. Schlichter and Robert Simpson of Grenville Chapter, 
No. 22, Prescott. Owing to the ill health of these Companions, Ex. Comp. 
Whitney of Grenville Chapter accompanied me to each of their homes 
where the jewel was presented and an hour was spent in pleasant con- 
versation. 

I was present at the installation of officers at Ancient Frontenac and 
Cataraqui, No. 1, Kingston. The ceremony was carried out in flawless 
manner, for his first attempt, by Ex. Comp. D. Shepherd. Later in the 
banquet hall Comp. J. R. Radford of Brockville, who has travelled widely 
in many English-speaking countries, gave a most interesting address, 
illustrated with beautiful pictures of Scotland and the British Isles. 

On each of my official visits I endeavored to emphasize those prin- 
ciples which we as Masons profess to believe and support, for a Mason is 
judged by his speech and conduct. Masonry faces a great challenge today 
in assisting the free world in its fight against Communism. Masonry 
should not be confined to the lodge room but practiced in our daily lives 
and throughout the world where human kindness and honesty are so much 
needed. 

Royal Arch Masonry is in a healthy condition in St. Lawrence Dis- 
trict. Applications are coming in, officers are interested and efficient and 
although deaths and withdrawals slightly outnumbered new members 
this year the future should be encouraging. 

To my successor I extend heartiest congratulations and trust that the 
Companions of the District will give him the same support, co-operation 
and kindness that I have enjoyed. 

In conclusion I wish to express my appreciation to the First Prin- 
cipals and the Scribes E. of the Chapters for their assistance and co- 
operation. I also want to thank all the Companions for their kindness and 
support during my term of office. It has been a pleasant experience, the 
memory of which I shall always treasure, and I am most grateful for 
the privilege and honour of serving as Grand Superintendent. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1961 49 

OTTAWA DISTRICT No. 13 
R. Ex. Comp. Edgar A. H. Shane 

During the past year my knowledge of Royal Arch Masonry and of 
Royal Arch Masons has been broadened as only a Grand Superintendent 
can appreciate. I am deeply grateful to the Companions of Ottawa Dis- 
trict No. 13 for recommending my appointment to the office of Grand 
Superintendent and to Most Excellent Companion Bruce H. Smith for his 
approval and confirmation thereof. 

Excellent Companion J. S. H. Taylor, who graciously accepted the 
office of District Secretary, is well skilled in all branches of Masonry. 
The manner in which he performed his duties on the occasions of my 
official visits has left nothing to be desired. I am greatly indebted to him 
and to many other Companions of all ranks, who must remain unnamed, 
for their invaluable advice, assistance, moral support and encouragement. 

I have found Most Excellent Companion Maurice A. Searle to be 
most co-operative. His prompt and complete replies to my several in- 
quiries have been very helpful. Right Excellent Companion Reg. J. Lewis 
took time out from a busy schedule to come to Ottawa on June 29 and 
preside at a Chapter of Instruction. The beneficial results of that ex- 
ceedingly instructive evening were quite evident during my subsequent 
visits to the various Chapters in the District. 

My official visits were as follows: 

Sept. 15 — Laurentian, No. 151, Pembroke. 

Sept. 16— St. Francis, No. 133, Smiths Falls. 

Sept. 23 — Glengarry, No. 143, Maxville. 

Oct. 7— St. John's, No. 148, Vankleek Hill. 

Oct. 13— Granite, No. 61, Almonte. 

Oct. 17 — Bonnechere, No. 114, Renfrew. 

Oct. 20— Prince of Wales, No. 226, Perth. 

Oct. 27— Ottawa, No. 222, Ottawa. 

Nov. 2— Maple, No. 116, Carleton Place. 

Nov. 4— Kitchener, No. 210, Russell. 

Nov. 7 — Dochert, No. 248, Arnprior. 

Nov. 16-— Carleton, No. 16, Ottawa. 

On each occasion I was received with that dignity, warmth and 
friendliness which is so characteristic of Royal Arch Masonry throughout 
the District. I found the officers to be proficient in their duties and the 
side benchers attentive and interested in the work, all of which added 
much to impress the candidates with the solemnity of the occasion. On 
each visit I emphasized the importance of bringing in new members, re- 
taining the interest and enthusiasm of present members and reawakening 
the interest of demitted and suspended members. I also endeavored to 
impress the importance of uniformity of the work and of the necessity of 
solemnity when the work is being put on. 

One of the hightlights of my year as Grand Superintendent of the 
Ottawa District was the centennial of Carleton Chapter, No. 16, Ottawa. 
The celebrations commenced on Sunday evening, May 15, with Divine Ser- 
vice held at St. Matthew's Anglican Church. There was an excellent 
representation of Grand Chapter officers and Companions of all ranks 
present. The first lesson was read by M. Wor. Bro. and M. Ex. Comp. 
Clarence MacLeod Pitts, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Canada in 
the Province of Ontario. The second lesson was read by M. Ex. Comp. 
Bruce H. Smith, Grand First Principal of Royal Arch Masons of Canada 
in the Province of Ontario. The sermon was preached by R. Ex. Comp. 
Canon L. F. Crothers, Past Grand Chaplain. 

An historic and unique Convocation of the Chapter was held on Mon- 
day, May 16, in the Masonic Temple when M. Wor. Bro. and M. Ex. Comp. 
C. M. Pitts was received by the Grand Council. Many distinguished Com- 
panions from the District and other jurisdictions were in attendance at 



50 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

this Convocation, also the Grand First Principal and the Past Grand First 
Principal of the Grand Chapter of Quebec and the Past Grand High Priest 
of the Grand Chapter of Ohio, U.S.A. Honorary membership cer- 
tificates were presented to M. Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith and M. Ex. 
Comp. Maurice A. Searle. A volume of the Sacred Law, suitably inscribed, 
was presented to the Chapter by the Past Principals and officers of 
Carleton Chapter as a memorial to R. Ex. Comp. Fergus A. McDiarmid. 
The celebrations of Carleton Chapter, No. 16, ended on Tuesday evening, 
May 17, with a dinner and dance held in the ballroom of the Chateau 
Laurier Hotel. The Grand Master and the Grand Council once again 
honoured Carleton Chapter with their presence. 

I had the honor of presiding as installing Z. at the installation of 
officers of Carleton Chapter, No. 16, Ottawa, Ottawa Chapter, No. 222, 
Ottawa, and Dochert Chapter, No. 248, Arnprior, Ontario. 

On Sunday, May 29, I attended an inspiring Divine Service with the 
Companions of St. Francis Chapter, No. 133, at St. John's Anglican 
Church, Smiths Falls, Ont. The attendance at this service and the manner 
in which it was conducted is an excellent indication of the good work 
being done by the Royal Arch Masons of Smiths Falls. 

Of particular interest is the progress that has been made at Dochert 
Chapter, No. 248, Arnprior. This Chapter was re-activated in January, 
1960, and is on the road to complete recovery. Four candidates received 
their Royal Arch degree last November and all elective offices have been 
filled for 1961. The officers are keen and my successor's report should 
indicate substantial gains. The rejuvenation of this Chapter has been due 
to the combined efforts of a few active members assisted by officers and 
members from other Chapters in the District who continue to lend their 
support by attending and exemplifying the degrees. Much credit is also 
due to the Principals' Association. 

In closing may I again thank the Companions throughout the district 
for the wonderful manner in which I was received, both on my official 
visits and on other less formal occasions. My only regret is that due to 
the distance involved I was not able to visit each Chapter at least twice. 
It is superfluous to ask the Companions in Ottawa District, No. 13, to 
give their full support to my successor. I know that he is assured of it. 

ALGOMA DISTRIST No. 14 
Rt. Ex. Comp. S. R. L. Newman 

As my term of office as Grand Superintendent of Algoma District 
No. 14 is drawing to a close I am pleased to submit my report. I would 
like to thank the Companions of this District for electing me to this 
office and Most Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith for confirming my election. 

My first pleasant duty was to appoint Ex. Comp. T. Simpson as my 
secretary. He accompanied me on most of my visits. His keen interest 
and great knowledge of Masonry, along with his genial manner, made 
him an excellent person for that position. 

All Chapters in the District were visited once and most of them 
twice. I would have liked to have visited them oftener, but the great dis- 
tances in this part of the province made it impossible. The following is a 
list of my official visits: 

June 14 — Alberton Chapter, No. 152, Fort Frances. 

Sept. 21— Shuniah Chapter, No. 82, Port Arthur. 

Sept. 24— Quetico Chapter, No. 259, Atikokan. 

Sept. 28 — Golden Chapter, No. 90, Kenora. 

Oct. 3— Fort William Chapter, No. 140, Fort William. 

Oct. 17— Golden Star Chapter, No. 254, Dryden. 

Oct. 20 — Atwood Chapter, No. 149, Rainy River. 

During my term of office I witnessed degrees being conferred in all 
Chapters of the District. In all cases they were impressive, dignified and 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1961 51 

of high standard. It was evident that most of those who took part in the 
degree work had spent a great deal of time in improving their proficiency. 
The value of rehersals was quite evident. 

The Chapters are generally financially sound. Arrears of dues are 
approximately the same as a year ago, although many showed a slight 
increase. It is hoped that a greater effort will be made to reduce the 
amount next year. On all visits the books were examined and the Scribes 
E. are to be congratulated on their care and neatness. I would also like to 
express my appreciation to them for the promptness with which they re- 
plied to my correspondence. 

I am pleased to be able to report an increase in membership for the 
year. There was a net increase of 13 members. Three Chapters showed 
losses and it is felt that all of these are capable of showing gains next 
year. One Chapter, namely, Golden Star, Dryden, deserves special com- 
mendation. They had a net increase of 11 members. Ex. Comp. W. S. 
Shaver of Fort William Chapter, chairman of the Membership Commit- 
tee, is doing an outstanding job. He has developed very effective methods 
of obtaining new members. Petitions were accepted during the year for 
23 candidates. Although the number of withdrawals and deaths in the 
District are less than last year, the number of suspensions has increased. 
All Chapters have been advised to appoint strong and active membership 
and attendance committees. It is felt that such committees should be 
very effective but only if they study the problem, formulate definite 
plans and attempt to follow these plans. Towards this end the Chapters 
are studying their methods of obtaining new candidates and advising the 
Grand Superintendent of the ones they found most effective. He will 
compile a summary which will be sent to all Chapters in the District. In 
this way we hope that each Chapter can profit from the experiences of 
the others and that there will be even a greater increase in membership 
next year. 

In conclusioin I would like to thank the officers and members of ail 
the Chapters in the District for the warm and friendly manner in which I 
was received. Each visit was a wonderful experience which I will long 
remember. To me my term of office has been very pleasant and profit- 
able. It is my sincere hope that I have been able to make a contribution 
of Royal Arch Masonary in this District. I wish for my successor the 
same happy experiences and co-operation which I received. 

NEW ONTARIO DISTRICT No. 15 
R. Ex. Comp. Alan J. Higgins 

It is my pleasure to report on the state of Capitular Masonry in New 
Ontario District No. 15. I first wish to thank Most Excellent Companion 
Bruce Smith for confirming my election by the past and present Prin- 
cipals of this District for the office of Grand Superintendent. 

To these Principals at this time I send a sincere "Thank you." It has 
been a high honour and a plesure to serve in this capacity. 

I also wish to thank our Grand Scribe E Most Excellent Companion 
Maurice Searle for his many acts of kindness and assistance, his valuable 
counsel in planning for the dedication of our new Chapter Room. He ha? 
been a pillar of strength. 

My first official act after returning from Grand Chapter was to ask 
Excellent Companion Norman Somerville to be the District secretary- I 
was very pleased when he agreed to act in this capacity and he dis- 
charged those duties most capably. To him I extend my thanks and ap- 
preciation. 

Due to the distances involved a course of instruction for the Ex. 
Principals of the District Chapters would not have been practical. I, 
therefore, made at least one informal visit to each Chapter before the 
summer recess, a matter of approximately 750 miles. 



52 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

My first inspection visit was to Algonquin Chapter, No. 102, on 
September 23. I chose Algonquin because Sault Ste. Marie is my birth 
place. It was a happy choice. The warm cordial reception did much for the 
new Superintendent's morale and I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. The M.M. 
degree was the work of the evening and Ex. Comp. Brumby and his of- 
ficers were very good in their work. 

At the banquet table I responded to Ex. Comp. Brumby's toast to 
Grand Chapter with a talk on the origin and purposes of Grand Chapter. 

I next visited St. John's Chapter, No. 103, North Bay on October 6. 
I was accorded a gracious reception and enjoyed a most pleasant evening. 
The M.M.M. degree was the work of the evening and Ex. Companion 
Smith's officers did a splendid job. I know the candidates were impressed. 
I noted the active interest taken by the past Principals in the work, which 
augers well for the Chapter. 

My response to the toast to Grand Chapter at the banquet table was 
a brief talk on membership and the importance of maintaining and in- 
creasing our memberships. 

November 15 I visited my Mother Chapter, Espanola Chapter, No. 
257. I was correctly received and welcomed. On assuming the gavel I 
spoke on attendance and membership. The work of the evening was the 
M.M.M. degree. Ex. Comp. Gillespie and Ex. Comp. Shore, assisted by 
their wives, provided an outstanding menu for the banquet and those who 
attended were very pleased indeed. 

My last inspection visit was to Tuscan Chapter, No. 96, Sudbury, 
December 13. The warmth and pleasure with which I was received left 
nothing to be desired. I felt I was amongst old friends, as indeed I was. 
Due to an unavoidable change in my schedule there was no degree work. 
However, I am glad to report that on the many occasions I have visited 
Tuscan Chapter I have noted the excellence of their work, also the extent 
to which the side-benchers participated. That evening the election of 
officers was the work and was done very efficiently. The calibre of a 
Chapter's work, the interest and enthusiasm of the Companions, the over- 
all picture of the Chapter, can be gauged by the statistics of the year. 
Tuscan Chapter advanced, received and exalted thirty-four candidates to 
the Holy Royal Arch. This is a record for Tuscan Chapter and ranks 
almost at the top for the whole province. It would not be right to single 
out individuals for particular mention, but I must say that Ex. Comp. 
Ernie Smith and his officers, Rt. Ex. Comp. Shute and Rt. Ex. Comp. 
McKee have through a program of good work, wise distribution of that 
work, aroused and maintained a high level of interest in Capitular 
Masonry. That this is so is amply reflected in the year's results. 

The overall picture of Capitular Masonry in this District is good in 
three Chapters, only fair in the fourth and the prospects of reviving Pem- 
broke Chapter, No. 58, is poor. The attendance of the aforementioned 
fourth Chapter is poor, the interest of the Companions seems to have 
waned. These facts will have to be faced up to, attacked with vigor and 
prosecuted with determination. I strongly urge the Companions of this 
Chapter when attending their respective Craft Lodges to dispense light 
and knowledge, to arouse the interest of the Companions and brethren 
by wearing their Royal Arch jewel. It is disconcerting and disquieting for 
a Grand Superintendent to go to a Craft meeting and note that at least 
half of those present are Royal Arch Masons of ALL ranks except Most 
Excellent, yet only his Royal Arch jewel is being worn. 

The event of the year in District No. 15 was the dedication of the 
new Chapter Room at Espanola October 10. All four Chapters were rep- 
resented and there were visitors from other Chapters in other Districts. 

Most Excellent Companion Bruce Smith, G.Z., Most Ex. Comp. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1961 53 

Maurice Searle, I.P.G.Z., acting G.J., Rt. Ex. Comp. James Boucher, act- 
ing G.H., Rt. Ex. Comp. Fred Johnson, acting G.S.E., Rt. Ex. Comp. Reg. 
Lewis, G. Lecturer, director of ceremonies, and other Grand Chapter 
Officers attended and dedicated the new Chapter Room, "Agreeably to 
the ancient usages and custom of our order." This impressive ceremony 
will be remembered by all who saw it long after other memories have 
become dim with the years. 

At the banquet table, in respose to the toast of Rt. Ex. Comp. 
Boucher, Most Excellent Comp. Bruce Smith gave a splendid address on 
the principles of Royal Arch Masonry. Most Excellent Comp. Maurice 
Searle's message of inspiration was received with marked attention and 
Rt. Ex. Comp. Fred Johnson's remarks were noted with particular 
interest, he being the only one present of the Grand Chapter officers who 
presided at the first dedication in 1953. Rt. Ex. Comp. Reg. Lewis was 
the last Grand Chapter officer to speak and his remarks on the Masonic 
way of living were received with keen interest. It is not often that the 
Companions of Northern Districts have the apportunity of hearing their 
Grand Chapter officers speak and the remarks and addresses of those 
officers were doubly appreciated. Other visitors also spoke and we then 
had the Third Principal's toast to close a highly successful evening. 

To all who helped make my year a success I extend a sincere "Thank 
you" and may my successor enjoy the same assistance. 
Let us never forget, the 

"Character" 

Of every Chapter is the 

"Sun" 

Of its own works. 

TEMISKAMING DISTRICT No. 16 
R. Ex. Comp. James Ralph 

It gives me a great deal of pleasure in submitting to you this report 
of my duties during the year 1960-61. It was a very pleasant year as 
Grand Superintendent of Temiskaming District No. 16. I take this op- 
portunity to express my sincere thanks to the Chapters in this District 
for supporting my nomination to this high office and to the Most Excel- 
lent Comp. Bruce H. Smith for his confirmation of my appointmesnt. To 
you, Most Excellent Companion M. A. Searle, for your guidance during 
the past year. 

We had a very pleasant and happy visit September 17 when Most 
Excellent Companion Bruce H. Smith visited Northern Lights Chapter, 
No. 213, when all Chapters in Temiskaming District were gathered to 
honour our Grand Z., Bruce H. Smith, on his official visit. We also at- 
tended Divine Service at St. Matthew's Pro-Cathedral on September 18. 

We also wish to express our sincere thanks to Ex. Companion A. K. 
Graham who so ably acted as our secretary and accompanied me on each 
of my visitations. My official visits as Grand Superintendent were as 
follows : 

May 25 — Kirkland Lake Chapter, No. 251, Kirkland Lake. 

June 9 — Temiskaming Chapter, No. 169, New Liskeard. 

Sept. 28— Abitibi Chapter, No. 223 1 , Iroquois Falls. 

Oct. 19— Northern Lights Chapter, No. 213, Timmins. 

On our visit to the Chapters we saw only the Mark Master and Most 
Excellent Master degrees put on. One Chapter had the Holy Royal Arch 
degree on the agenda, but four of the principal officers failed to show up. 
Therefore, no degree was put on. 



54 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

Our observations in the Chapters during degree work were all cor- 
rect; also all officers were correctly dressed and the dignity of the 
Chapters upheld. All furnishing and regalia in each Chapter was found 
to be in excellent condition. 

On each of my visits we were received correctly and most graciously 
and in a manner befitting Royal Arch Masons. 

In conclusion we would like to say we feel confident that the coming 
year will be a fruitful year. We would also like to thank all the Com- 
panions who accompanied me on my visits. 



EXCERPTS FROM THE GRAND MASTER'S REMARKS 

Most Worshipful Brother Clarence MacLeod Pitts, Grand Master of 
the Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario, also Past Grand 
First Principal, voiced his special thanks for the cordial welcome he had 
received from Most Ex. Companion Bruce H. Smith and conveyed per- 
sonal greetings and those of the 136,000 Masons in this jurisdiction. He 
welcomed the opportunity this Grand Convocation presented to meet 
those who carry the responsibility of Royal Arch Masonry in their respec- 
tive Chapters and Districts. 

In a most inspiring address he reminded all that Masonry is on trial 
in all its branches, all having many problems with solutions not easy to 
finalize. That Capitular Masonry, like all other branches, presented great 
challenges, but nevertheless our labours will be rewarded if we are faith- 
ful to our Masonic teachings. Moreover, in these days when lack of 
stability and morality are so rampant we must employ our lives living 
and demonstrating the great teachings and fundamentals which are, have 
and always will be the strong foundation of Masonry. 

At the conclusion of his address the Grand Master received a stand- 
ing ovation which he so richly deserved. 



PRESENTATION OF 25-YEAR PAST PRINCIPAL'S JEWELS 

Most Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith requested the Grand Master, M. Wor. 
Bro. Clarence MacLeod Pitts, to present jewels to M. Ex. Comp. F. W. 
Dean and M. Ex. Comp. A. G. N. Bradshaw. The Grand Master stated how 
pleased and privileged he was to make these presentations, particularly 
as he occupied the position of Grand Second Principal during M. Ex. 
Comp. Dean's term as Grand Z. and likewise when he served as Grand 
Z., M. Ex. Comp. A. G. N. Bradshaw was in office then as Grand H. The 
Grand Master left a profound impression upon the two participants and 
indeed all the Companions present. 

Suitable replies were made by M. Ex. Comp. Dean and M. Ex. Comp. 
Bradshaw. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1961 55 

GRAND TREASURER'S STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS 

April 1, 1961 
To the Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario: 
Most Excellent Grand "Z" and Companions: 

I submit herewith statement of Receipts and Disbursements 
for the period March 1, 1960 — February 28, 1961: 
GENERAL ACCOUNT 
RECEIPTS 

Balance— February 29, I960 $ 9,768.77 
Received from Grand Scribe "E": 
Rebate of Executive Committee 

Expenses $ 250.16 

Receipts from Chapters 20,624.11 

Grand Convocation Receipts 1,816.00 

Transfer from Life Membership 

Fund 2,493.90 

Transfer from Chapters' Life Mem- 
bership Fund 21.00 

Interest on Investments 2,752.50 

Sales to other Grand Chapters 540.00 

Sale of History 139.53 

Refund from Grand "Z" 41.80 

28,679.00 

$38,447.77 



DISBURSEMENTS 
Grand Scribe "E" Office: 

Compensation $3,800.00 

Assistants 4,011.45 

Rent 1,550.00 

Miscellaneous 1,185.54 

Printing: 

Proceedings 1,629.00 

General 624.32 
Travelling: 

Grand "Z" 2,500.00 

General 457.95 

Expenses: 

Grand Convocation 5,730.84 

Grand Executive 1,800.00 

Grand Historian and Reviewer 300.00 

Audit Fee 500.00 

Jewels, Medals and Engraving 1,260.39 

Masonic Library 125.00 

Canadian Masonic Research Association 50.00 
Transfer to Chapters' Life Membership 

Fund 1.86 

Expenses re Moving and Renovation 

Grand Chapter Office 1,531.77 

Printing Supplies for Re-sale 1,965.84 

Expenses Chargeable to History of 

Grand Chapter 105.00 



$29,128.96 
$29,128.96 



Balance as at February 28, 1961 $ 9,318.81 



56 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

VICTORY THANKSGIVING BENEVOLENT FUND 

RECEIPTS 
Balance— February 29, 1960 $1,981.04 

Received from Grand Scribe "E": 

Interest on Investments $2,215.25 

Donations 61.20 

Bank Interest 41.21 

2,317.66 



$4,298.70 

DISBURSEMENTS 
Benevolent Grants $1,660.00 



Balance as at February 28, 1961 $2,638.70 

GRAND CHAPTER LIFE MEMBERSHIP FUND 

RECEIPTS 

Balance— February 29, 1960 $2,748.28 

Received from Grand Scribe "E": 

Commutations $1,110.00 

Interest on Investments 805.00 

Bank Interest 36.05 



1,951.05 



$4,699.33 

DISBURSEMENTS 
Transferred to General Fund $2,493.90 



Balance as at February 28, 1961 $2,205.43 

CHAPTERS' LIFE MEMBERSHIP FUND 

RECEIPTS 

Balance— February 29, 1960 $157.48 

Received from Grand Scribe "E": 

Bank Interest $2.86 

Transferred from General Fund 1.86 



4.72 



$162.20 

DISBURSEMENTS 

Tranferred to General Fund $ 21.00 



Balance as at February 28, 1961 $141.20 

Examined and Verified: Respectfully submitted, 

J. D. LEWARS, C.A., FRED W. DEAN, P.G.Z., 

Auditor. Grand Treasurer. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett, seconded by by M. Ex. Comp. 
F. W. Dean, and— 

Resolved — That the report of the Grand Treasurer be received and 
adopted. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1961 
REPORT OF THE GRAND SCRIBE E. 



57 



To the Most Excellent the Grand Z. ; Officers and Members of the 

Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the 

Province of Ontario. 

I present herewith the Annual Report of Cash Receipts and 
Ledger Balance for the fiscal year ending February 28th, 1961. 



ANNUAL STATEMENT 

REVENUE ACCOUNT FOR THE YEAR 
March 1st, 1960, to February 28th, 1961 



No. Name of Chapter Amount 

1. Ancient Frontenac and Cataraqui $200.58 

2. The Hiram 188.59 

3. St. John's, London 185.53 

4. The St. Andrew and St. John .... 135.05 

5. St. George's 172.07 

6. St. John's Hamilton 158.13 

7. The Moira 218.68 

8. King Solomon's 238.68 

15. Wawanosh 183.08 

16. Carleton 615.45 

18. Oxford 173.23 

19. Mount Moriah 227.20 

20. Mount Horeb 97.71 

22. Grenville 115.74 

23. Ezra 153.33 

24. Tecumseh 224.45 

26. St. Mark's 131.23 

27. Manitou 122.62 

28. Pentalpha 242.71 

29. McCallum 112.24 

30. Huron 130.08 

31. Prince Edward 222.82 

32. Waterloo 162.01 

34. Signet 95.89 

35. Keystone, Whitby 98.65 

36. Corinthian 441.88 

37. Victoria, Port Hope 144.63 

40. Guelph 219.75 

41. Harris 110.88 

44. Mount Sinai, Napanee 118.59 

45. Excelsior 39.40 

46. St. James 58.79 

47. Wellington 145.00 

48. St. John's, Cobourg 95.38 

53. Bruce 52.71 

54. Palestine, St. Thomas 265.23 

55. Niagara 72.30 

56. Georgian 77.98 

57. King Hiram 133.81 

58. Pembroke (Inactive) 

59. Sussex-St. Lawrence 268.75 
61. Granite 72.41 



Balance 
Debit 

$0.43 

.82 

1.29 

54.38 
7.98 

.85 

16.32 

1.70 

16.23 

.43 

2.49 



2.20 
3.17 

.75 
2.13 

.85 

5.98 

50.67 
8.07 



1.28 
3.13 

.85 



1.78 
2.10 
4.25 



Balance 

Credit 



$1.20 



12.00 



12.46 
3.00 



1.65 
.10 



1.28 
4.30 

23.45 



3.13 
3.42 



58 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

Balance Balance 

No. Name of Chapter Amount Debit Credit 

62. York 114.41 51.43 

63. Havelock 79.20 .43 

64. Willson 137.53 .52 

65. St. Paul's, Toronto 93.70 48.25 

66. The Malloch 76.06 37.86 

67. Enterprise 99.96 

68. Maitland 86.33 8.35 

69. Grimsby 74.23 

71. Prince of Wales, Essex 157.39 2.49 

72. Keystone, Stirling 68.23 

73. Erie 109.35 4.70 

74. Beaver, Strathroy 73.68 

75. St. Clair, Milton 93.15 1.86 

76. Mount Nebo 70.28 .82 

77. Occident 267.70 119.20 

78. Minnewawa 133.60 9.53 

79. Orient 101.81 7.66 

80. Ark 231.15 .85 

81. Aylmer 110.78 .43 

82. Shuniah 282.10 .42 

83. Ionic, Orangeville 118.22 

84. Lebanon, Wingham 84.51 .84 

88. MacNabb 112,95 1.27 

90. Golden 138.93 

91. Toronto-Antiquity 143.16 9.73 

94. Midland 78.48 .43 

95. Tuscan 410.59 5.53 

102. Algonquin 255.76 3.40 

103. St. John's, North Bay 152,83 3.20 

104. White Oak 112.73 .42 

110. Warkworth 53.63 

112. St. John's, Morrisburg 136,71 1.13 

113. Covenant 249.00 .85 

114. Bonnechere 93.93 1.70 

115. Brant 113.15 .42 

116. Maple 81.87 .58 

117. Kitchener, Kitchener 169.72 

119. King Cyrus, Leamington 139.88 1.84 

129. Elliott 98.36 1.71 

130. Chantry 63.22 

131. Amabel 101.02 .43 

132. Leeds 93.32 4.67 

133. St. Francis 174.08 4.10 

134. King Darius 80.53 .43 

135. Succoth 64.74 .07 

138. Shekinah 293-.31 5.05 

140. Fort William 175.79 41.18 

143. Glengarry 61.89 

144. Presqu'ile 61.26 29.81 

145. The St. Patrick 274.18 7.22 

146. Bernard 103.75 3.25 

147. Lucknow 82.34 1.23 

148. St. John's, Vankleek Hill 81.56 .43 

149. Atwood 48.18 4.28 

150. London 109.42 1.70 

151. Laurentian 100.32 7.85 

1>52. Alberton 134.93 1.28 

153. Sombra 127.40 2.05 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1961 59 

Balance Balance 

No. Name of Chapter Amount Debit Credit 

164. Klondike 74.8>5 

155. Ancaster 87.78 

161. Madoc 130.06 .86 

163. The Beaches 89.55 .43 

164. Lome 88.93 1.30 

167. Kichikewana 147.50 .85 

168. Ionic, Campbellford 109.86 .87 

169. Temiskaming 70.77 71.17 

175. The Hamilton 109.46 .43 

184. Hugh Murray 108.71 1.00 

195. Peel 144.24 1.66 

198. Couchiching 152.31 80.08 

203. Cobalt (Inactive) 

20-5. Victoria, Thornhill 115.61 52.13 

210. Kitchener, Russell 85.04 .42 

212. Mount Sinai, Toronto 373.30 13.50 

213. Northern Lights 115.60 .85 

214. Vimy 82.70 1.40 

215. Mimico 120.30 1.27 

217. St. Alban's 166.47 3.97 

218. Prince Edward, Shelbourne 53.58 2.73 

219. Ulster 111.95 

220. Lebanon, Lambton Mills 133.33 

221. Durham 57.26 .43 

222. Ottawa 291.29 13.86 

223. Abitibi 83.98 1.55 

224. Keystone, Hamilton 102.31 1.70 

225. Beaver, Toronto 12:2.50 60.12 

226. Prince of Wales, Perth 135.58 1.85 

227. Quinte Friendship 210.00 2.69 

230. Port Credit 116.56 1.70 

231. The St. Clair, Toronto 195.63 4.75 

232. King Cyrus, Toronto 102.88 40.68 

233. Oakwood 78.15 10.00 

234. Halton 148.85 71.55 

235. Aurora 94.16 3.27 

236. Caledonia 87.40 

238. The St. Andrew 210.93 4.18 

239. Blenheim 86.93 

240. Smithville 66.71 1.07 

241. University 98.00 4.31 

242. St. Paul's, Lambeth 79.91 44.26 

243. McKay 60.83 .42 

245. Preston 72.30 41.32 

246. Humber 172.19 1.47 

247. Nilestown 144.% 5.04 

248. Dochert 63.61 75.67 

249. Palestine, Bowmanville 101.25 1.13 

250. Thomas Peters 194.33 2.50 

251. Kirkland 142.65 8.10 

252. Hiawatha 142,80 4.66 

253. Regal 78.71 

254. Golden Star 191.53 5.95 

255. Tillsonburg 109.03 3\50 

256. Yukon 1.27 

257. Espanola 83.82 36.97 

258. Tyrian 32,32 11.97 

259. Quetico 39.25 .15 



60 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

Balance Balance 

No. Name of Chapter Amount Debit Credit 

200, Centennial 5©.93 5.10 

U.D. Seguin 124.50 48.3'5 

Grand Chapter of Alberta 100.00 100.00 

Grand Chapter of British Columbia 209.00 

Grand Chapter of Manitoba 91.00 

Grand Chapter of New Brunswick 60.00 20.00 

Grand Chapter of Quebec 100.00 

Grand Chapter of Saskatchewan 100.00 
Rebate of Executive Committee Ex- 
penses 250.16 

Sales to Sundry Individuals 5.70 

Grand Convocation Receipts 1,857.80 

$23,9i82,87 $1,511.39 $147.91 



CASH RECEIPTS 

For the year ended February 28, 1961 

Receipts from Chapters $20,624.11 

Rebate of Executive Committee Expenses 250.16 

Grand Convocation Receipts 1,857.80 

Transfer from Life Membership Fund 2,493.90 

Transfer from Chapters' Life Membership Fund 21.00 

Interest on Investments 2:,752.'50 

Sales to Other Grand Chapters 540.00 

Sale of History 139.53 

$28,679.00 



Examined and verified, 

JOHN D. LEWARS, C.A. 



Since assuming the office of Grand Scribe E. ( I have con- 
scientiously put forth the very best of my endeavours, not only 
that the responsibilities of the office may be discharged faithfully 
and well, but also with a great desire to make a further contri- 
bution to Grand Chapter. Experience is a great teacher and 
consequently I have, during the past term, gained a knowledge 
which has enabled me to form opinions which I believe rightfully 
should be expressed to this Grand Chapter. 

Heretofore, I have on many occasions expressed my appre- 
ciation and commendation to the Scribes E. of the constituent 
Chapters for the earnestness with which they approached the 
duties required of them, and their conscientious efforts to fulfill 
the obligations of their office. That the duties are demanding is 
perhaps best exemplified in that there have been thirty-six new 
Scribes E. elected to office this year. I cannot emphasize too 
greatly that they must, and indeed all Scribes E., study carefully 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1961 61 

the Grand Chapter Constitution, particularly the "Guide to Scribes 
E." which is found on Page 89 of Grand Chapter Constitution. 

I am constrained to say that the efficiency of Grand Chapter 
Office is contingent to a large extent upon the service given by 
the Scribes E. of the constituent Chapters, together with the neces- 
sary staff to meet the demands made upon Grand Chapter 
Office. However, my experience has taught me that many 
Chapters are not complying with the requirements of Grand 
Chapter Constitution. 

First, I must report that Grand Chapter Annual Returns were 
sent to all Chapters on December 15th last, with a personal letter 
from myself, in which I particularly requested that they be com- 
pleted and returned by no later than January 31st, as required by 
the Constitution. However, on February 15th, it was necessary 
that some twenty-five night letters be sent to Chapters who had 
failed to forward Returns, and indeed the final three were not 
received until the middle of March, and then only after letters 
had been sent to the delinquent Chapters and the respective 
Grand Superintendents. This situation naturally creates diffi- 
culty at the Grand Chapter Office in the preparation of statistical 
reports, which must be available for the Grand Chapter Con- 
vocation, not forgetting the information which must be given to 
Chairmen of various Grand Chapter Committees, upon which 
they are able to prepare reports for submission to Grand Chapter. 

A review of Grand Chapter Annual Returns reveals that 
many Chapters record thereon for the first time the Companions 
who have been exalted during the year, thus failing to recognize 
Section 241 of the Constitution which reads in part: "Every Chap- 
ter shall, within one month after a candidate has been exalted 
to the degree of the Royal Arch, send a return to the Grand Scribe 
E., etc." Thus we find an overwhelming demand for Grand Chap- 
ter Certificates shortly before Grand Chapter Convocation, and 
in many instances, therefore, a Companion does not receive his 
Grand Chapter Certificate for many months, or even a year, after 
his Exaltation. This situation can only be rectified by the Grand 
Chapter Office receiving the necessary information within the 
Constitutional time limit. 

Furthermore, may I also request that Scribes E. of the con- 
stiuent Chapters forward with the Annual Returns a cheque cov- 
ering the amount they have computed to be due for per capita 
fees covering the final half-year. This would cause a consider- 
able lessening of the indebtedness to Grand Chapter as of the 
end of the financial year, namely, February 28th, which I regret 
to report is at a very high level this year, brought about only 
because Chapters fail to make payment of per capita fees due 



62 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

December 31st of each year and payable prior to the following 
February 28th. 

May I also remind Chapters that Divine Services, social and 
other functions, require a Dispensation from the Grand Z., and I 
have found this is all too frequently overlooked, and only cor- 
rected by the Grand Chapter Office after a review of the monthly 
circulars. 

The foregoing observations are not made for the purpose of 
criticism, but rather that they may be brought to the attention of 
all Chapters in order that Grand Chapter Office may give effec- 
tive and efficient administration. 



All of which is respectfully submitted. 



M. A. SEARLE, 
Grand Scribe 



Moved by R. Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. 
M. A. Searle, and 

Resolved — That the report of the Grand S.E. be received and adopted. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1961 63 

AUDITOR'S FINANCIAL STATEMENT 

Most Excellent Companion, Bruce Harrison Smith, Grand First Principal, 

Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, in the Province of Ontario, 

Temple Building, Toronto, Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir: 

I have made my regular examination of the books and account and 
supporting records of the Grand Scribe E. and the Grand Treasurer of 
Grand Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of 
Ontario for the fiscal year ended February 28, 1961. From this examina- 
tion I have prepared the statements listed below and I now present them 
together with my comments thereon: 

Exhibit "A"— Balance Sheet as at February 28, 1961. 

Exhibit "B" — Comparative Revenue and Expenditure Account for 
the year ended February 28, 1961. 

Schedule "1" — The Victory Thanksgiving Benevolent Fund as at 
February 28, 1961. 

Schedule "2" — The Life Membership Fund — Grand Chapter as at 
February 28, 1961. 

Schedule "3" — The Chapters' Life Membership Fund as at February 
28, 1961. 

COMMENTS 

The Petty Cash fund was counted at the time of my examination 
and found to be in order. Vouchers were examined in support of all dis- 
bursements from this fund. The several bank balances shown in Exhibit 
"A" and Schedules "1," "2," and "3" were verified as at February 28, 
196.1, and all bank transactions in the several funds for the year then 
ended were examined. 

The Accounts Receivable from the various Chapters were reviewed 
in detail and appear to be proper charges. In my opinion, the Allowance 
for Uncollectible Accounts, in the amount presently provided, should 
prove adequate to cover probable losses. 

The amount due from the Life Membership Fund of Grand Chapter 
of $2,442.05 represents life membership dues for the past fiscal year. I 
would recommend that this sum be transferred from the Life Member- 
ship Fund of Grand Chapter to the General Fund as soon as the next 
interest payment is received from the investments in the Life Member- 
ship Fund. 

The computation of the accrued interest in the several funds was 
checked and found to be in order. 

The investments of the several funds are set out in detail in Exhibit 
"A" and Schedules "1" and "2," They were counted on March 17, 1961, 
and were found to be in order. They continue to be held in the place and 
custody authorized by the Grand Chapter. 

So far as I was able to ascertain, from due inquiry of the Officials 
concerned and from the information presently available, all known 
liabilities of the various Funds were taken up in the books of account as 
at February 28, 1961, and are reflected in the attached statements. 



64 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

Details of the operations of the General Fund for the fiscal year 
ended February 28, 1961, as shown by the books of account of the Grand 
Scribe E., are set out in Exhibit "B" and compared with the Budget for 
the fiscal year under review, as approved by Grand Chapter. I note that 
during the latter part of this fiscal year the offices of Grand Chapter 
were moved and it was necessary to acquire new furniture and equip- 
ment and to repair and renovate some of the existing equipment. The 
Minutes of the Advisory Committee and Grand Council meeting of Oc- 
tober 13, 1960, recommend that new accommodation for Grand Chapter 
office be obtained and that a sum not exceeding $2,000 be allocated for 
moving and any new office equipment which may be found necessary. 
This change in the Budget for the fiscal year ended February 28, 1961, 
has been incorporated into the Budget shown on Exhibit "B." 

As of December 31, 1946, the actuarial requirement of the Life 
Membership Fund of Grand Chapter was ascertained to be $19,470.84 for 
3,949 life members to produce $0.50 per life member per annum. At that 
point the Life Membership Fund w r as established at approximately 
$21,000 which meant that it was in a strong position — exceeding the 
actuarial requirement. 

As of December 31, 1960, the Life Membership Fund of Grand 
Chapter was valued at $23,006.75 for 2,873 life members and is required 
to produce $0.85 per life member per annum. 

Making the following assumptions with reference to the 1946 com- 
putation of actuarial requirement: 

(1) That the ratio of life members in each age group is unchanged; 

(2) That the life expectancy of these life members is unchanged 
since December 31, 1946; and 

(3) That the fund will earn at least 3 per cent per annum. 

It would appear that the fund as of December 31, I960, should have had a 
value of no less than $24,081.42. This means that at the present time the 
fund does not appear to meet its actuarial requirements. I must caution 
you that the foregoing is an extremely rough calculation and is not in- 
tended to take the place of an actual computation of the actuarial re- 
quirements of the fund. 

There are two reasons why the Life Membership Fund of Grand 
Chapter will deteriorate under present conditions: 

(1) Dues were increased from $0.75 to $0.85 without any addition 
being made to the fund; 

(2) Commutation fees have remained at $10.00. This sum was re- 
quired to produce $0.<50 in 1947 and $0.85 in I960. 

I recommend that the acturial requirements of the Life Membership 
Fund of Grand Chapter be re-computed and that a system be instituted 
whereby the actuarial requirements of the fund can be checked from 
time to time with a minimum of effort. 

I should like to point out that the system or procedure whereby life 
members or honorary members are created means that Grand Chapter is 
receiving a sum of money now which must take care of the dues of these 
members so long as they shall live. In a period of rising costs and ex- 
panding operations it becomes necessary to increase dues. As a result, 
the sum you accept now to produce $0.85 per annum per member will not 
produce the dues of next year or the year after. This means that your 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1961 65 

general, annual dues paying members end up subsidizing your life mem- 
bers, so far as sharing the costs of Grand Chapter operations are con- 
cerned. 

I recommend that consideration be given to increasing the commuta- 
tion fee for life memberships to $20.00 or $25.00, in order to produce the 
present annual dues of $0.85 per member and to allow for possible in- 
creases in the future. 

I recommend that the granting of honorary memberships be dis- 
couraged and that the commutation fee for such memberships be sub- 
stantially increased, even beyond the commutation fee suggested for life 
memberships, for the foregoing reasons. 

I note that the present fire insurance coverage on furniture, fix- 
tures and contents of the Grand Scribe E.'s office amounts to $1,000. In 
view of the additions to furniture and equipment which were made I 
recommend that the insurance coverage be increased to $4,000 or $5,000. 

As in preceding years, interim examinations were made of the books 
of account of the Grand Scribe E and the Grand Treasurer and tentative 
interim reports were submitted as of August 31, 1960, and November 30, 
1960. I have obtained all of the information and explanations which I 
have required. My examination included a general review of the ac- 
counting procedures and such tests of the accounting records and other 
supporting evidence as I considered necessary under the circumstances. 

In my opinion, the attached Balance Sheet and related statements 
are properly drawn up so as to exhibit a true and correct view of the 
state of the financial affairs of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons 
of Canada in the Province of Ontario as at February 28, 1961, subject to 
the qualifications contained in the foregoing comments, and the results 
of operations for the year then ended, according to the best of my in- 
formation and the explanations afforded to me, and as shown by the 
books of the Grand Chapter. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

JOHN D. LEWARS, C.A., Auditor. 



66 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

Exhibit "A' 
BALANCE SHEET AS AT FEBRUARY 28, 1961 

ASSETS 
Current Assets: 

Petty Cash Fund $ 113.74 

Cash in bank 9,318.81 

Accounts Receivable— Chapters .... $1,363.48 
Less: Allowance for Doubtful 

Accounts 129.69 1,233.79 



Due from Life Membership Fund — 

Grand Chapter 2,442.05 

Accrued Interest on Investments 1,020.20 14,128.-59 



Investments: 

Government of Canada — 4V 2 %— 1983 22,500.00 

Province of Ontario— 2%%— 1968 6,000.00 

Province of Ontario— 3 %— 1977 4,000.00 

H.E.P.C. of Ontario— 3 V 2 %— 1979 28,000.00 

H.E.P.C. of Ontario— 4%— 1974 6,000.00 

Toronto General Trusts— 5 •%%— 1965 1,500.00 

Toronto General Trusts— <5V 2 %— 1964 1,500.00 

Metropolitan Toronto— 3 Y 2 % 1975 2,000.00 



71,500.00 
Less: Unamortized Discount 485:02 71,014.98 



Furniture and Fixtures (cost) 3,275.16 

Less: Allowance for Depreciation 3,260.54 14.62 



Grand Chapter— Library 250.00 

Grand Council — Regalia 75.00 

Special Funds: 

The Victory Thanksgiving Fund (Schedule "1") 64,105.44 
The Life Membership Fund (Schedule "2") 23,006.75 

The Chapters' Life Membership Fund (Schedule 

"3") 141.20 87,253.39 



$172,736.58 

LIABILITIES 

Current Liabilities: 

Accounts Payable 756.01 

Unexpended Reserves: 

Education 562.57 

Library 100.00 622,57 

Reserve for Special Funds 87,253.39 

General Reserve: 

Balance— March 1, 1960 85,600.89 

Less — Excess of Expenditures Over Revenue 

(Exhibit "B") 1,536.28 84,064.61 

172,736.58 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1961 67 

Exhibit "B" 
COMPARATIVE REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE ACCOUNT 

REVENUE Balances 

Estimated Actual Over* 
Revenue Revenue or Under 

Fees 2,750.00 2,509.50 240.50 

Dues 16,500.00 16,720.84 *220.84 

Life Membership Dues 2;500.0O 2,442.05 57.95 

Dispensations and Warrants 150.00 184.00 *34.O0 

Sale of Supplies 2,400.00 2,430.75 *30.75 

Sale of History of Grand Chapter _ 550.00 140.00 410.00 

Interest on Investments 2,775.00 2,812.12 *37.12 

Total Revenue ~"~ 27,625.00 27,239.26 385.74 

Total Expenditure 28,125.18 28,775,54 *650.36 

Estimated Deficit for Year 500.18 " 

Excess of Expenditure over Revenue .... 1,536.28 1,036.10 

EXPENDITURES Balances 

Estimated Over* 

Grand Scribe E.: Expenditure Actual Expenditure or Under 

Compensation 4,800.00 3,800.00 1,000.00 

Office Assistants 3,240.00 4,011.45 *771.45 

Rent 1,380.00 1,550.00 *170.00 

Miscellaneous 800.00 1,158.93 *358.93 

10,220.00 ~ 10,520.38 
Foreign Correspondence : 

Reviewer 300.00 300.00 

Audit Fee _ 500.00 900.00 

Printing: Proceedings 1,700.00 1,629.00 71.00 

General 700.00 634.07 2,263.07 65.93 

2,400.00 

Travelling: Grand Z 2,000.00 2,000.00 

General 700.00 515.20 184.80 

2,700.00 " 2,515.20 

Expenses: Convocation 4,000.00 4,012.26 *12.26 

Executive Committee 1,800.00 1,549.84 250.16 

5,800.00 5,562.10 

Jewels and Engraving - 300.00 1,301.40 * 1,001.40 

Grant to Masonic Library 125.00 125.00 

Grant to Can. Mas. Res. Assoc . 50.00 50.00 
Chapters' Life Membership 

Fund 2.00 1.86 .14 

Liability Insurance 1,328.18 1,328.19 *.01 

Grand Officers' Regalia 219.25 *219.25 

History of Grand Chapter 

Costs 105.48 *105.48 

New Furniture, Equipment 1,770.33 
Moving and Equipment Reno- 
vation Costs 247.44 

2,000.00 2,017.77 *17.77 

Supplies for Resale 2,400.00 1,965.84 434.16 

Total Expenditure 28,125.18 28,775.54 *650.36 



68 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

Schedule "1" 
THE VICTORY THANKSGIVING BENEVOLENT FUND 
As at February 28, 1961 

Balance— March 1, 1960 63,138.70 

Add— Bank Interest 41.21 

Bond Interest 2,215.25 

Amortization of Bond Discount 338.80 

2,595.26 
Less: Amortization of Bond Premium 29.72 2,565.54 

Donations 61.20 

65,765.44 
Deduct— Benevolence 1,660.00 

Balance— February 28, 1961 64,105.44 



ASSETS 

Cash in bank 2,638.70 

Accrued Interest on Investments 854.59 3,493.29 

Investments: 

Government of Canada— 4% %— 1983 16,700.00 

Government of Canada— 2%%— 1968 8,000.00 

Province of Ontario— S%— 1965 9,000.00 

Province of Ontario— 3 %— 1966 3,000.00 

Province of Ontario— 2%%— 1968 1,000.00 

Province of Ontario— 3 %— 1969 9,000.00 

Province of Ontario— 3 %— 1977 8,000.00 

H.E.P.C. of Ontario— 4%%— 1967 6,500.00 

H.E.P.C. of Ontario— 3 %%— 1979 2,000.00 

63,200.00 
Deduct — Unamortized Discount 2,746.71 

Less— Unamortized Premium .. 158.86 2,587.85 60,612.15 

64,105.44 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1961 69 

Schedule "2" 

THE LIFE MEMBERSHIP FUND— GRAND CHAPTER 

As at February 28, 1961 

Balance— March 1, 1960 23,615.25 

Add — Interest on Investments 805.00 

— Amortization of Discount 12.50 

—Bank Interest 36.05 

—Commutations Issued 1,080.00 1,933.55 

25,448.80 
Deduct — Life Membership Dues 2,442.05 

Balance— February 28, 1961 23',006.75 

ASSETS AND LIABILITIES 
Assets: 

Cash in bank 2,205.43 

Due from Chapters 31.28 

Accrued Interest on Investments 268.34 

Investments : 

Metropolitan Toronto — SV2 % — 

1975 23,000.00 

Less : Unamortized Dis- 
count 56.25 22,943.75 25,448.80 

Liabilities: 

Due to General Fund 2,442.05 

23,006.75 



Schedule "3" 

THE CHAPTERS' LIFE MEMBERSHIP FUND 

As at February 28, 1961 

Balance— March 1, 1960 157.48 

Add — Bank Interest 2.86 

— Transfer from General Fund 1.86 4.72 

162.20 
Deduct— 1960 Chapter Dues Transferred to General 

Fund and Credited to Chapters' Accounts 21.00 

Balance— February 28, 1961 141.20 

ASSETS 
Cash in bank 141.20 



Moved by Rt. Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett, seconded by Most Ex. Comp. 
F. W. Dean, and — 

Resolved — That the Auditor's Report be received and adopted. 



70 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

REPORT OF THE PRINTING COMMITTEE 

To the Most Excellent, the Grand First Principal, Officers and 
Members of The Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons 
of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

Your Committee on Printing has received the expenditures 
for the year ending February 28th, 1961, and submits the follow- 
ing analysis in support thereof: 

Printing Proceedings $1,629.00 

Printing — General 634.07 



$2,263.07 



It is respectfully requested that the following monies be 
placed at the disposal of the Printing Committee for the fiscal 
year of 1961-1962. 

Printing Proceedings $1,650.00 

Printing — General 700.00 

Printing for Resale 1,800.00 

$4,150.00 



Fraternally submitted, 
R. EX. COMP. H. A. FRED SCHYTTE, Chairman. 
R. EX. COMP. A. W. AYRE 
R. EX. COMP. E. I. McCONNELL 



Moved by R. Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. 
H. A. F. Schytte, and— 

Resolved — That the Report of the Printing Committee be received 
and adopted. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1961 71 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON INVESTMENTS 

To the Most Excellent the Grand Z., Officers and Members of the 

Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada, in the 

Province of Ontario. 

Your Committee on Investments reports the following: 

GENERAL ACCOUNT 
Toronto General Trusts Corporation, 5%% — 'Dec. 1, 1964, 

registered $ 1,500.00 

Toronto General Trusts Corporation, 5^% — Jan. 27, 196)5, 

registered 1,600.00 

Province of Ontario— 2%%— July 15, 1968, registered 6,000.00 

Province of Ontario— 3 %— Oct. 15, 1977, registered 4,000.00 

Hydro Electric Power Commission, 4% — July 15, 1974, regist- 
ered 6,000.00 

Hydro Electric Power Commission, 3%% — Oct. 15, 1979, 

registered 28,000.00 

Dominion of Canada, 4%%— Sept. 1, 1983, registered 22,500,00 

City of Metropolitan Toronto, SV 2 %— May 2, 1975, registered 2,000.00 

$71,500.00 

VICTORY THANKSGIVING BENEVOLENT FUND~~ 

Province of Ontario, 3%, April 15, 1965, registered $9,000.00 

Province of Ontario, %3, Nov. 1, 1966, registered 3,000.00 

Province of Ontario, 2%%, July 15, 1968, registered 1,000.00 

Province of Ontario, 3%, Nov. 1, 1969, registered 9,000.00 

Province of Ontario, 3% , Oct. 15, 1977, registered 8,000.00 
Hydro Electric Power Commission, 4%%, Nov. 1, 1967, regist- 
ered 6,500,00 

Hydro Electric Power Commission, 3%%, Oct. 18, 1979, regist- 
ered 2,000.00 

Dominion of Canada, 2%%, June 15, 1968, registered 8,000.00 

Dominion of Canada, 4% % , Sept. 1 , 1983, registered 200.00 

Dominon of Canada, 4%%, Sept. 1, 1983, registered 16,500.00 

$63,200.00 

LIFE MEMBERSHIP 
City of Metropolitan Toronto, 3%%, May 2, 1975, registered $23,000.00 

Your Committee on Investments has had meetings with the 
Grand Scribe E. ; during the year. 

The assistance and advice given by the members of the 
Finance Committee, the Grand Treasurer, and Most Excellent 
Companion Smith, is sincerely appreciated and gratefully ack- 
nowledged. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

RT. EX. COMP. F. CARL ACKERT, 
March 24th, 1961. Chairman. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett, seconded by R. Bx. Comp. F. 
C. Ackert, and 

Resolved — That the report of the Investment Committee be re- 
ceived. 



72 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON WARRANTS AND 
DISPENSATIONS 

To the Most Excellent Grand First Principal, Officers and Companions of 

the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province 

of Ontario. 
Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

You will recall a year ago that the petition of a group of interested 
Companions to form a Chapter in Parry Sound, Ontario, to be known as 
Seguin Chapter, was received and subsequently deferred for one year. 

We have now examined the records of this Chapter and find them in 
excellent order. Their minute book is well written, receipts and disburse- 
ments clearly accounted for, and proper dues cards issued in each in- 
stance. 

This Chapter, while working under dispensation, is a going concern. 
They have been extremely active and form a very desirable addition to our 
Royal Arch family. 

We accordingly recommend that a charter be granted to this Chapter 
to be known as Seguin Chapter and to be numbered 261 on the Register 
of Grand Chapter and to be placed in Georgian District No. 9. 

We have another request for dispensation from a group of active 
Companions in Burlington for a Chapter to be formed and to be known as 
King David Chapter. We have examined the petition and find it in 
order. We therefore recommend that a dispensation be granted to King 
David Chapter. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted. 

W. N. HOLYWELL, 
ARTHUR E. SHARPE, 
J. A. HEARN, Chairman. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett, seconded by V. Ex. Comp. J. 
A. Hearn, and — 

Resolved — That the Report on Warrants and Dispensations be re- 
ceived and adopted. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON GRIEVANCES AND APPEALS 

To the Most Excellent Grand First Principal, Officers and Companions 

of Grand Chapter. 
Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

Again this year, as for several past years, your Committee on 
Grievances and Appeals is pleased to report that no cases of such have 
been brought to our attention; so it is rightly believed that peace, har- 
mony and happiness prevail throughout our Grand Jurisdiction. , 

Fraternally and respectfully submitted. 

J. L. HOUSE, 

JOHN M. BURDEN, 

A. G. N. BRADSHAW, Chairman. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. A. 
G. N. Bradshaw, and — 

Resolved — That the Report of the Committee on Grievances and 
Appeals be received. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1961 73 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF THE GRAND Z/S ADDRESS 

To the Officers and Companions of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch 

Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

Your committee has reviewed the address of our Grand First Prin- 
cipal Most Excellent Companion Bruce H. Smith and unite with him in 
his cordial and fraternal greetings to our distinguished guests. Particu- 
larly, and with pride, do we concur in his gracious welcome to our Grand 
Master Clarence MacLeod Pitts, whom we all greatly respect and feel 
honoured in knowing that he is one of our Past Grand First Principals 
and a Mason of outstanding ability and leadership. We most sincerely 
join with our Grand First Principal in prayers that the Great Jehovah 
will bless him with health and strength for many years to come to en- 
hance freemasonry in its many branches with his knowledge, vision and 
energy. We also join in the welcome extended to Right Worshipful 
Brother and Companion Ewart Dixon, our Grand Secretary. 

To our guests from our Canadian and sister jurisdictions and from 
the United States of America we sincerely trust that the goodwill and 
fraternal friendship existing between us will continue to grow in sin- 
cerity and happiness far into the future. 

We unite with our Grand Z. in his words of sympathy to all who 
mourn the loss of Companions and grieve with him over those loved 
Companions who have faithfully served our Grand Chapter and now 
have gone before us to that "house not made with hands eternal in the 
Heavens." 

It is a gratification that Most Excellent Companion Smith has been 
enabled to make so many visits during the past year, as you will see when 
reading the list of these visitations. It is a record of energetic labour in 
the cause of Royal Arch Masonry in this jurisdiction and should be the 
means of cementing friendly ties with sister jurisdictions. It is a matter 
of congratulation that our Grand First Principal has been blessed with 
good health and stamina to carry out his duties with a disregard of time 
and distance. 

We congratulate our Grand Z on his being honoured with member- 
ship in several Chapters. 

Your committee approves of our Grand Z's appointment of Grand 
Representatives and compliment him on his selections. 

With our Grand Z. we offer our congratulations to the two Chapters, 
Carleton Chapter, No. 16, Ottawa; 
Oxford Chapter, No. 18, Woodstock, 
on the celebration of their centennial anniversaries and hope they will 
both continue to grow in membership and prosperity. It is a delight to 
know our Grand First Principal was able to honour both Chapters on 
these two occasions with his presence. 

We rejoice in the pride with which Most Excellent Companion Smith 
pays tribute to those recipients of long service and 25-year past Prin- 
cipal jewels, and heartily congratulate them. Such practical evidence of 
our high regard not only honours these Companions but also honours 
their respective Chapters. 

It is a great inspiration to see that two of our Companions have 
received the 50-year past Principal's bar. This is a distinction which but 
few ever attain, and we can but thank the Great I Am, on their behalf, 
for His beneficient goodness in granting them long life and health to 
reach this goal. 

Your committee is pleased to agree with the commendation of the 
work carried on by the Royal Arch Masons' Welfare Committee of To- 
ronto and congratulate them. This committee is worthy of every en- 
couragement and assistance. 



74 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

Our Grand Z's remarks re the Masonic Library are recommended to 
the attention of all Companions. 

We concur in the recommendations of our Grand First Principal that 
past rank be conferred on a First Principal of Minnewawa Chapter, No. 
78, and on the First Principal of King Darius Chapter, No. 134, who 
were prevented from serving full time of office as required by the Con- 
stitution and submit same to Grand Chapter for approval. 

We recommend an earnest perusal of our Grand Z's remarks re mem- 
bership and his table of figures in this regard over the last ten years. 

The dispensations granted by our Grand Z. appear to be in order and 
subject to the powers conferred on him are confirmed. Attention should 
be paid to his remarks re apply for dispensations so as not to over-ride 
our Constitution. 

Our Grand Z's approval of new bylaws and amendments to bylaws 
were many this last year but would seem in order. 

Your Committee approves of our Grand Z's recommendation that 
Right Excellent Companion Ben Scott be elected to honourary member- 
ship in our Grand Executive and recommends that Grand Chapter concur. 

Our Grand First Principal was privileged to attend two international 
events, one at Massena, New York, under the joint auspices of Massena 
Chapter, New York, and Covenant Chapter, No. 113, Cornwall, Ontario, 
and the second at Sarnia, Ontario, under the joint auspices of Hiawatha 
Chapter, No. 252, Sarnia, and Port Huron Chapter, Port Huron, Michigan. 
We rejoice at his attendance on both these occasions as it undoubtedly 
assists in promoting good fraternal relations. 

Our Grand Z's thanks to those who ably assisted him, especially his 
commendation of our Grand Scribe E., are concurred in by this com- 
mittee. 

In conclusion your committee wishes to commend our Grand Z. on 
his activity and zeal in carrying out the many duties of his responsible 
office during the past year and we feel confident that he was worthily 
earned the respect and admiration of all Royal Arch Masons in this 
Grand Jurisdiction. 

Respectfully submitted. 

J. L. HOUSE, 

F. W. DEAN, 

JOHN M. BURDEN, 

M. S. GOODERHAM, 

C. M. PITTS, 

M. A. SEARLE, 

A. G. N. BRADSHAW, Chairman. 

Moved by M. Ex. Comp. A. G. N. Bradshaw, seconded by M. Ex. 
Comp. J. L. House, and — 

Resolved — That the report of the Committee on the Grand Z's 
Address be received and adopted. 

ARCHIVE COMMITTEE 

The committee regrets that it has no activities to report, but respect- 
fully suggests that with the improvements in storage facilities in the new 
Grand Chapter office there may be opportunity to acquire items of his- 
toric value and therefore humbly suggests that the committee may be 
continued during 1961-2. 

Submitted respectfully on behalf of the committee, 

BEN SCOTT, Archivist. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. B. 
S. Scott, and — 

Resolved — That the report of the Archive Committee be received and 
adopted. 



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ARCHIVE COMMITTEE ELECTED 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. F. 
Hay, and — 

Resolved — That R. Ex. Comp. B. S. Scott be Grand Archivist, R. Ex. 
Comp. F. J. Johnson. R. Ex. Comp. E. C. Wood, members. 

GRAND HISTORIAN ELECTED 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. F. 
Hay, and — 

Resolved — That R. Ex. Comp. B. S. Scott be elected Grand Historian. 

BURSARY COMMITTEE 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. F. 
W. Dean, and — 

Resolved — That the Bursary Committee be discharged at the present- 
time. Carried. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON BENEVOLENCE 

To the Most Excellent Grand Z., Officers and Members of the Grand 

Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 
Most Excellent Grand Z. and Companions: 

Your Committee on Benevolence has considered the applications for 

relief and we recommend that an appropriation be made in the estimates 

for the coming Grand Chapter year for grants to the following: 

Chapter Grant in favor of Amount 

1 Widow of G. McN. $150.00 

5 Widow of G. S. M. 200.00 

8 Widow of R. J. 150.00 

53 Daughter of J. S. 150.00 

62 Widow of J. B. 150.00 

145 Daughter of J. C. 200.00 

Special Widow of E. S. 200.00 

246 Companion B. F. 150.00 



$1,350.00 

We further recommend that an amount of $600.00 be provided for 
interim relief if it is needed before the next annual Convocation of Grand 
Chapter. 

Several years ago your Committee on Benevolence revised the form 
of application to be used by Chapters when apply for benevolence. We 
again strongly urge all concerned in the preparation of these applications 
to see that they are properly completed, full information furnished and 
that the completed forms are in the hands of the Grand Scribe E not later 
than January 31. Much valuable time is lost and no doubt hardship 
created by failure to properly follow instructions contained on these 
forms. 

It is with sincere regret that we report the death of R. Ex. Comp. 
D. C. Patmore, who has faithfully served on this committee for many 
years. His presence and assistance will be greatly missed. 

Fraternally submitted. 

Committee on Benevolence 
R. N. McELHINNEY, 
F. W. DEAN, Chairman. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. F. 
W. Dean, and — 

Resolved — That the report of the Committee on Benevolence be re- 
ceived and adopted. 



76 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

COMMITTEE ON BENEVOLENCE 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. F. 
Hay, and — 

Resolved — That the following Companions comprise the Committee 
on Benevolence and are members of the Executive Committee of Grand 
Chapter for the respective years: 

M. Ex. Comp. F. W. Dean— retires 1962. 

M. Ex. Comp. J. M. Burden — retires 1963. 

R. Ex. Comp. R. N. McElhinney — retires 1964. 

COMMITTEE ON AWARDS FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE 

MEDAL 

To the Most Excellent the Grand Zerubbabel, Officers and Members of 

the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province 

of Ontario. 
Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

During the past year your committee has had five applications from 
five Chapters for the Distinguished Service Award. Unfortunately, one 
of those recommended has passed to the Grand Chapter above, but we 
are now pleased to report favourably on the following, having found the 
conditions fulfilled: 

Companion Thomas J. Steward, St. John's Chapter, No. 6. 

Companion William Taylor, Wellington Chapter, No. 47. 

Companion W. O. Cinnamon, Kitchener Chapter, No. 210. 

Companion Arthur M. Eward, Grenville Chapter, No. 2:2. 

No other applications or correspondence are presently in the hands 
of the committee for consideration. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted. 

A. G. N. BRADSHAW, P.G.Z. 

J. M. BURDEN, P.G.Z. 

C. M. PITTS, P.G.Z., Chairman. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. A. 
G. N. Bradshaw, and — 

Resolved — That the report of the Committee on Awards for Dis- 
tinguished Service Medal be received and adopted. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. 
Fraser Hay, and — 

Resolved — That the following Companions comprise the Committee 
on Awards for Distinguished Service Medal for their respective terms: 

M. Ex. Comp. A. G. N. Bradshaw — retires in 1962, 

M. Ex. Comp. C. M. Pitts— retires in 1963. 

M. Ex. Comp. J. L. House — retires in 1964. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE CONDITION OF 
CAPITULAR MASONRY 

To the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members 
of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario. 
Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

After careful study of the information presented by the Grand Super- 
intendents your committee is happy to report on an exceptionally busy 
and active year in the Royal Craft. 

Our Grand Council and many members of Grand Chapter have been 
kept busy travelling back and forth across our jurisdiction attending cen- 
tennial celebrations, Grand Chapter nights, international visitations and 
dedications. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1961 77 

In addition to these functions our Grand First Principal has attended 
several receptions held in his honour. 

With all the activities they have been engaged in it is readily under- 
stood why the names of our Grand Council appear so frequently in the 
reports of the Grand Superintendents and in terms of such sincere affec- 
tion. 

Many of the Grand Superintendents write to express their deep ap- 
preciation of the assistance extended to them by Most. Ex. Companion 
Maurice Searie in his capacity of Grand Scribe E. We are all very happy to 
see him so well recovered and taking his usual active and inspirational 
part in our work. 

Reports indicate that Rt. Ex. Companion Lewis conducted several 
Chapters of Instruction which were of great benefit to the Companions 
attending. District Divine Services were held in 12 of the 17 Districts. 
There are, as you know, some Districts where distance is a great factor 
and a combined service is well nigh impossible. 

It is recommended by this committee that all Districts hold a Divine 
Service if at all feasible. 

Your committee is happy to report in greater detail on the following 
special events held this year. 
Centennial Celebrations 

Carleton Chapter, No. 16, in Ottawa held a three-day centennial cele- 
bration, opening the ceremonies with an inspirational Divine Service on 
Sunday, May 15. The highlight of the following day was the reception of 
Most Wor. Bros, and Most Ex. Companion Clarence M. Pitts of the Grand 
Council. This event will long be remembered as a milestone in the history 
of Carleton Chapter. 

Also in attendance for this special convocation were the Grand First 
Principal and the Im Past Grand First Principal of the Grand Chapter of 
Quebec and the Past Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of Ohio 
and many other distinguished visitors. 

The ceremonies drew to a close with a banquet and dinner in the 
ballroom of the Chateau Laurier Hotel, Ottawa, on Tuesday evening, May 
17. 

Another unique centennial celebration was held at Oxford Chapter, 
No. 18, in Woodstock. On this occasion officers and members of Hiram 
Chapter, No. 2, Hamilton, and St. John's Chapter, No. 3, London, per- 
formed the ceremony of installation of officers. 

It is interesting to note that the officers of these two Chapters con- 
ducted the original installations at Oxford Chapter 100 years ago. 

Truly this was a remarkable and unique moment in the history of the 
Royal Craft. 
Dedications 

There were two dedication ceremonies, one at Harris Chapter, No. 41, 
Ingersol, the other at Espanola Chapter, No. 257, Espanola. Our Grand 
First Principal was present on both occasions with many Companions 
from Grand Chapter and other visitors. 
Jewel Presentations and Distinguished Service Awards 

Due to a lack of complete information from the District Superinten- 
dents your committee is unable to give you a detailed account of these 
presentations and would like to draw to the attention of the incoming 
Superintendents the necessity of submitting as concise and detailed an 
account of activities in their Districts as possible to enable this commit- 
tee to produce a complete report for Grand Chapter. 

Four of our Companions were honoured with Distinguished Service 
Awards in I960. Several Companions received their 50-year jewels and 
many 25-year Past Principal's jewels were presented. 

To the Companions who received their awards and jewels we offer 
our warmest and most sincere congratulations. Grand Chapter is indebted 



78 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

to these Companions for ther years of faithful service and their contribu- 
tion to our ancient and honourable institution 

International Visitations 

During the year several International Nights were shared with our 
Companions from the United States. Noteworthy among these occasions 
were the visit of Corinthian Chapter at Peterborough by Companions 
from Eggertsville, N.Y. Twenty-two Companions received their exalta- 
tion that evening. 

Companions from the Brockville-Cornwall area enjoyed the hos- 
pitality of Companions at Massena, N.Y. This annual event, an exchange 
visitation will take place in Cornwall next year. 

Another International Night which has been drawn to our attention 
is the visit of St. Andrew's Chapter, No. 238, at London to Ionic Chapter, 
No. 161, Detroit, on May 14 which resulted in an evening long to be re- 
membered by the Companions. 

The Companions of Hiawatha Chapter, No. 252, Sarnia, were de- 
lighted to entertain several hundred Companions at their International 
Convocation and reports state 300 Royal Arch Companions and their 
ladies attended the closing banquet. 

These momentous events were enjoyed by our Companions in widely 
separated parts of our jurisdiction and no doubt will help to strengthen 
our organization. Ycur committee, however ,feels that it must bring to 
your attention the fact that while our membership increased slightly this 
year, which strengthens our position, we are still not making the progress 
toward increased membership that we can and must make. We cannot 
stress too strongly that ALL members must guard against complacency 
on this subject. We need an influx of new members and these members 
are available All we have to do is make them acquainted with the Royal 
Craft. In short, present our case. 

Your committee feels there are several important steps which should 
be taken at once to help remedy this situation: 

(a) We recommend a Public Relations Committee be formed to as- 
sume responsibility for publicity releases about such important events as 
our Grand Convocation International Visitations, District Divine Services, 
receptions to the Grand First Principal and other major events which take 
place in our Royal Arch calendar each year. 

(b) That each Chapter undertake comprehensive plans to contact 
potential candidates and activate those plans AT ONCE. 

(c) That where a specific plan has been tried and proven helpful a 
communication be forwarded to the Grand Scribe E. for presentation to 
the individual Chapters. 

My Companions, your committee respectfully points out that plans 
and action are well and good, but it's individuals who make them work. It, 
therefore, becomes the solmn duty of each one of us to take positive 
action towards securing new candidates upon our return to our Chapters. 
Will you assume your responsibility for this important phase of our 
work? 

Your pardon, Companions, if we seem somewhat moved by the sub- 
ject. It is one your committee deems of prime importance, indeed the very 
life blood of our organization. We have SO MUCH to offer and there are 
SO MANY to be contacted we cannot afford to be casual about it. 

When one reads of the Tuscan Chapter at Sudbury exalting thirty- 
four candidates and the New Seguin Chapter at Parry Sound receiving 
eighteen petitions, the formation of a new Chapter (King David) at 
Burlington, one realizes the optimistic outlook for the future. 

Consider the activity that has taken place last year in our jurisdic- 
tion. Review the reports of the Grand Superintendents. Companions, of a 
certainity a new up-surge of enthusiasm is developing. A re-birth of the 



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strong faith of our predecessors in our Royal Craft is here — take advan- 
tage of it. 

We have excellent leadership, stalwart, faithful Companions; we 
have this new enthusiasm, and with the knowledge of this combination 
your committee has a great sense of satisfaction in reporting the future 
of Capitular Masonry in our jurisdiction is bright. 

It only remains for each Companion to do his part — have Faith and 
the Royal Craft will move into new, higher spheres of accomplishment. 
All of which is respectfully and fraternally submitted 

L. J. GENT, 
J. A. GREER, 
W. BAKER, 
E. A. H. SHANE, 
W. R. C. BRADFORD, 
G. H. SHANNON, Vice-Chairman, 
STAN PORTCH, Chairman. 
Moved by R. Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett, seconded by R Ex. Comp. 
Stan Portch, and — 

Resolved — That the report of the Special Committee on Conditions of 
Capitular Masonry be received and adopted. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 

To the Most Excellent the Grand Z., Officers and Companions of the 

Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of 

Ontario : 

The Committee on Finance submits the following report for the year 
ending February 28, 1961. 

The auditor's report prepared March 20, 1961, has been reviewed by 
the members of your Finance Committee and we submit the following for 
the consideration of this Grand body. 

We find the exhibits fully and accurately set out details and transac- 
tions of the financial position of this Grand Chapter for the fiscal year. 
All items of receipts and disbursements in respect to the General Fund, 
the Victory and Thanksgiving Benevolent Fund, the Life Membership and 
Chapters' Life Membership Fund are properly detailed and these reports 
contain complete schedules of the securities in which these funds are now 
invested. 

Exhibit A is a balance sheet showing all assets and liabilities of the 
Grand Chapter. It includes the funds which are entrusted to and over 
which the Grand Chapter has control. 

The amount owing from the constituent Chapters shows a heavy in- 
crease to almost double what it was last year, $703 to $1,363. so again 
we must urge the constituent Chapters to make their remittances more 
promptly. 

There is an amount of $2,442.05 due from the Life Membership Fund 
and your Finance Committee recommends for your approval that this 
amount be transferred to the General Fund as soon as the next interest 
payment is received from the investments in the Life Membership Fund. 

Among the liabilities you will note there is $562.57 for Masonic Edu- 
cation and $100 for Library. Your Finance Committee recommends the 
Education amount be retained for use in 1961-62, but that the $100 for 
the Library be transferred to the General Account. 

The Comparative Revenue and Expenditure Account marked Exhibit 
B indicates that our expenditures of $28,775.54 was $1,536.28 in excess of 
our revenue and was $650.39 greater than budgeted. This, however, is 
more than accounted for by the cost of furniture and moving expense for 
more adequate Grand Chapter offices. This expense was recommended by 
the Advisory Committee at Grand Council meeting October 13", 1960. 



80 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

Your Finance Committee regrets the necessity of pointing out the 
reduction in registration fees from $2,796.00 in 1959 to $2,509.50 in 1960 
— a reduction of $286.50. This is a continuing trend since 1963 when the 
registration fees were $3,500.00. The sale of Grand Chapter Histories 
was again disappointing at $140, or 35 copies, against a budget of $550 
or 137 copies. 

The details of the receipts and expenditures of the Victory Thanks- 
giving Benevolent Fund is set out in Schedule (1) and shows an increase 
in income of $2,626.74 composed of donations of $61.20 and unspent ac- 
crued interest of $2,565.54. 

The details of the receipts and expenditures of the Life Membership 
Fund is set out in Schedule (2) and indicates a reduction of $508.50, 
leaving a balance of $23,006.75. Our auditor has pointed out that it seems 
that the fund does not appear to meet its acturial requirement, par- 
ticularly since dues were increased from 75 cents to 85 cents without any 
addition being made to the fund and commutation fees have remained at 
$10. 

We recommend that the Finance Committee for 1961-62 be authorized 
to have the actuarial requirement of the Life Membership Fund of Grand 
Chapter recomputed and that a system be instituted whereby the ac- 
tuarial requirements of the fund can be checked from time to time with 
a minimum of effort. 

You will also note that notices of motion (1) and (2) are being placed 
before the Grand Chapter to change the commutation fee for honourary 
members from $10 to $20. 

Schedule (3) covers the Chapters' Life Membership Fund and does 
not appear to require any comment from your committee. 

In submitting the following budget of revenue and expenditure we 
have taken into account the trend in reduction of registration fees, but 
not to the extent of last year's reduction. While we are showing an esti- 
mated net surplus of $220 this will only be possible by receiving support 
from the constituent Chapters for the sale of Grand Chapter Histories. 

The following is our estiamte of revenue and expenditure for the 
year ending February 28, 1962. 

REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING 

FEBRUARY 28, 1962 

Revenue 1961-62 Estimates 

Registration fees $ 2,600.00 

Dues per capita 16,600.00 

Life Membership dues 2,490.00 

Dispensations and Warrants 150.00 

Interest on investments 2,775.00 

Receipts from sale of supplies $2,900.00 

Receipts from sale of Grand Chapter History 700.00 3,600.00 

$28,215.00 

Expenditures 

Grand Scribe E. compensation $4,800.00 

Office assistant 3,240.00 

Telephone, postage and miscellaneous 950.00 

Rent 2,400.00 

Foreign Correspondence 300.00 

Printing proceedings $1,660.00 

Printing supplies for sales to Chapters 1,800.00 

Printing general 700.00 4,150.00 

Travelling Grand Z. 2,000.00 

General 700.00 2,700.00 



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Audit fee 500.00 

Expense of Convocation 4,000.00 

Executive Committee 1,800.00 

Education 400.00 6,200.00 



Jewels and engraving 550.00 

Grants to Masonic Library 125.00 

Grant to Masonic Research 50.00 

Chapter Life Membership Fund 2.00 

Liability insurance 1,328.19 

History of Grand Chapter costs 

New furniture and equipment 

Moving and renovation cost ■ 

Grand officers' regalia 350.00 

Testimonial to retiring Grand Z. 350.00 2,755.19 



$27,995.19 



Estimated net surplus $220.00 
April 10, 1961 

Your Finance Committee would like to express appreciation to our 
Grand Z. for his guidance and assistance during the year, to the Grand 
Scribe E. who has worked under difficult health problems and working 
conditions for a major portion of the year. Again we are indebted to Rt. 
Ex. Comp. Lewis for his assistance to the Grand Scribe E. during his 
convalesence and so a special vote of appreciation to Rt. Ex. Comp. Reg. 
Lewis. We also wish to express our appreciation to Most Ex. Comp. John 
Burden and his committee for the excellent job of reviewing and disposing 
of obsolete records. 

All of this is fraternally and respectfully submitted on behalf of the 
committee. 
April 10, 1961 J. E. GIRVEN, Chairman. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. J. 
E. Girven, and — 

Resolved — That the report of the Committee on Finance be received 
and adopted. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE FRATERNAL DEAD 

To the Most Excellent Grand First Principal, Officers and Members of 
the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province 
of Ontario. 
Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints. — Psalm 
116: 15. 

The golden evening brightens in the west; 
Soon, soon to faithful warriors cometh rest. 
Sweet is the calm of Paradise the blest. 

But lo, there breaks a yet more glorious day: 
The saints triumphant rise in bright array: 
The King of Glory passes on His way. 

Hallelujah! 
In His infinite wisdom God has bestowed upon us many priceless 
gifts. He gives us love and appreciation so that we are kept from being 
hard, cold and unresponsive. At times we marvel at His goodness and 
mercy which attends all of our days. During the passing of years, how 
well we place greater value on that which for so long we have taken far 
granted. How wonderful to walk in the Garden of Memories. 

Today we rightfully pause amid this great Convocation of Grand 



82 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

Chapter to remember our many Companions who have annually met with 
us to transact the business of Grand Chapter as well as to refresh old 
acquaintances. This Convocation they are not with us. We do miss them, 
but well realize that we know not the hour when the Great Jehovah will 
call us to the Grand Convocation with Him as the Grand First Principal. 
Today the life of our Companions is richer, fuller, crowned with eternal 
glory, enshrined in the heart of God. We see the lights that they have left 
to guide us in our further journey: Faith, Truth and Love. 

In paying tribute to our departed Companions we are challenged to 
carry on the high trust that is placed in our hands by building upon the 
solid foundations that have been well laid for us. Through strength from 
the Most High may we be equal to our tasks and run with patience the 
race that is set before us. 

"Fast the rolling seasons bring 

The hour of fate to those we love, 
Each pearl that leaves the broken string 

Is set in Friendship's crown above. 
As narrower grows the earthly chain, 

The circle widens in the sky: 
These are the treasures that remain, 

But those are the stars that beam on high." 
Therefore I ask you now to kindly rise and express our gratitude to 
our Heavenly Father for their lives and example as we stand in silent 
tribute to our departed Companions. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted on behalf of the committee. 

W. L. DAVIES, 
J. W. DICKENS, 
C. R. BURTON, 
L. E. MORPHY, 
R. J. COCKS, 

REV. D. M. KERR, Vice-Chairman, 
GEORGE A. PHILLIPS, Chairman. 
Moved by R. Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. G. 
A. Phillips, and — 

Resolved — That the report of the Committee on Fraternal Dead be 
received. 

The number of deaths reported by Constituent Chapters from January 
until December 31, 1960, was 537. 

The following Companions of Grand Chapter rank passed to their 
reward during the year 1960: 

Most Excellent Companion Cecil S. Field, an Honourary Past Grand 
Third Principal of our Grand Chapter. Many of you will remember him as 
one of our distinguished guests from the Supreme Royal Arch Chapter of 
Scotland. It is with deep regret that we record the loss of such an out- 
standing member of our glorious fraternity. 
Chapter 

1. Rt. Ex. Comp. Harvey Milne. 

2. Rt. Ex. Comp. W. H. Bates, V. Ex. Comp. R. A. Bright, V. Ex. Comp. 
W. Turner. 

4. Rt. Ex. Comp. H. King. 
20. Rt. Ex. Comp. S. W. Seago. 
23. Rt. Ex. Comp. C. Hunt. 
36. Rt. Ex. Comp. R. S. Cotton. 
40. V. Ex. Comp. G. M. Binks. 
44. Rt. Ex. Comp. A. D. MacGregor. 

46. V. Ex. Comp. J. N. Robinson. 

47. Rt. Ex. Comp. V. R. Weatherhead. 
77. V. Ex. Comp. R. Faulkner. 

91. Rt. Ex. Comp. W. H. Lake, V. Ex. Comp. S. Manuel. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1961 83 

110. V. Ex. Comp. J. S. Ewing. 

129. Rt. Ex. Comp. F. Porterfield. 

133. Rt. Ex. Comp. H. W. Aunger, Rt. Ex. Comp. M. L. Perry. 

135. V. Ex. Comp. D. A. Turner. 

143. Rt. Ex. Comp. J. H. Munro. 

145. V. Ex. Comp. R. H. Dee, V. Ex. Comp. F. Power. 

153. V. Ex. Comp. E. Hackett. 

163. Rt. Ex. Comp. W. H. Ford. 

168. V. Ex Comp. E. J. Wilmink. 

169. Rt. Ex. Comp. W. J. Fuller. 
175. V. Ex. Comp. Z. R. Fulkerson. 

198. Rt. Ex. Comp. W. Russell, Rt. Ex. Comp. D. C. Patmore. 

205. Rt. Ex. Comp. H. S. Sparks, V. Ex. Comp. J. E. Francis. 

212. V. Ex. Comp. A. M. Axler. 

215. V. Ex. Comp. T. B. Rogers. 

222. V. Ex. Comp. J. Anderson. 

232. Rt. Ex. Comp. T. H. Williamson, V. Ex. Comp. F. Power, V. Ex. 

Comp. R. Fick. 
246. V. Ex. Comp. S. J. Totten. 
248. Rt. Ex. Comp. A. S. McLaren. 
253. Rt. Ex. Comp. A. E. Williamson. 
258. V. Ex. Comp. R. Manewell. 
260. V. Ex. Comp. W. G. McClure. 

To our sister jurisdictions in Canada, the British Commonwealth of 
Nations and the United States of America we extend our sincere sym- 
pathy for the loss of their distinguished Companions. 
THE GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF BRITISH 

COLUMBIA 

M. Ex Comp. William Carey Ditmars, Hon. Past Grand First Prin- 
cipal. 

M. Ex. Comp. Charles Earl Renecker, Grand First Principal, 1953- 
1954. 
THE GRAND CHAPTER ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF ARIZONA 

M. Ex. Comp. William Effingham Hogel, G.H.P. 1943. 
THE GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF FLORIDA 

M. Ex. Comp. Alex B. Steuart, G.H.P. 1931. 

M. Ex. Comp. Emmett Leroy Shear, G.H.P. 1926. 
THE GRAND CHAPTER OF GEORGIA ROYAL ARCH MASONS 

M. Ex. Comp. J. Warner Neal, G.H.P. 1941. 
THE GRAND CHAPTER ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF IDAHO 

M. Ex. Comp. John A. Johnson, G.H.P. 1947. 
THE GRAND CHAPTER ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF INDIANA 

M. Ex. Comp. Glenn Marsh Smith, G.H.P. 1935. 
THE GRAND CHAPTER ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF LOUISIANA 

M. Ex. Comp. Arthur Dovic Jr., Grand Master Third Veil. 

M. Ex. Comp. Julius 0. Hedt., G.H.P. 1953. 
THE GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF MARYLAND 

M. Ex. Comp. James Hammer Falk, G.H.P. 1957. 

M. Ex. Comp. Charles Henry Welden, Honourary Past Grand High 
Priest. 
THE GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF NOVA 

SCOTIA 

M. Ex. Comp. John William Logan, G.H.P. 1923-1924. 
THE GENERAL GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS 

M. Ex. Comp. Ray Vaughn Denslow, General Grand High Priest 
1942-46. 
THE GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF OHIO 

M. Ex. Comp. Willard T. Francis, G.H.P. 1944-1945. 



84 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

THE GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF OKLAHOMA 

M. Ex. Comp. Walter Moore Rainey, G.H.P. 1933-1934. 
THE GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF SOUTH 

DAKOTA 

M. Ex. Comp. Earl F. Harrington, G.H.P. 1941. 

M. Ex. Comp. Harry W. Speight, G.H.P. 1950. 
THE GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF WISCONSIN 

M. Ex. Comp. Edward Taylor Hayhurst, G.H.P. 1920. 

DEATHS— 1960 
Chapter 

1. D. A. Cox, A. J. Terry, H. J. Milne, Hamilton Edgar, C. H. Hall, A. 
E. Hunt, R. M. Seymour. 

2. H. P. Middleton, J. A. Bauer, A. D. Baillie, A. Agnew, J. McQueen, 
W. Turner, S. H. Preston, V. Morrow, L. Lawton, R. A. E. Bright, T. 
A. Graham, J. M. Firth, H. F. Harvey, W. H. Bates. 

3. S. H. Rowed, Ernest Thomson, E. T. Rhame, Samuel McCoy, J. B. 
Orr, Henry Maul, G. Hexter, Clarence H. Wickerson, W. H. Graham, 
J. H. T. Dennis. 

4. A. A. Richardson, Norman Knight, R. E. Cain, W. F. Eccles, Henry 
Taylor, W. F. Field, E. Y. Hitchison, L. G. Jackson, E. P. Smith. 

5. Frank Swain, S. M. Taggart, John Willis, Jay G. Steele, J. A. Ander- 
son. 

6. W. 0. Mills, Chas. L. Mills, Edward Hilton. 

7. E. A. Cherry, Neil H. Robb, J. W. Griswold, W. H. F. Ketcheson, W. 
G. Black, F. W. Rathman, H. J. Milne. 

8. A. H. Gray, E. C. Bouner, F. J. Hunt, W. L. Dickson. 

16, H. W. Potter, J. Morris, F. C. Chambers, Reg. G. R. Bell, H. F. 

Holland. 
16. D. A. Bonshor, A. G. Cadzer, W. T. Pritchard, W. G. Moore, A. L. 

Manary, D. A. Bonshor, R. M. Armstrong, H. L. Langdon, A. E. 

Knight, C. K. McElroy. 

18. C. Matheson, M. E. Milton. 

19. J. R. Sinclair, D. A. Cameron, E. McMurray, Charles Longhurst. 

20. T. W. Weller, L. J. Stuart, J. F. Anguish, Samuel Seago, R. G. 
Scott, W. Willson. 

22. A. Johnston. 

23. W. B. Hurst, S. Goodwin. 

24. A. G. Pettie, L. H. Morgan, L. A. Taylor, A. J. Moorehouse, A. 
Plummer, F. M. Hider, F. A. Copus, Fred Mee, A. Parkinson. 

26. Norman E. Bellyou, F. J. Henwricks, R. G. Weddell. 

27. W. A. Chatterson, C. R. Brooks, D. A. Brown, J. Allen, F. H. Beynon. 

28. D. L. Jackson, Roy F. Lick, W. J. Greggs, W. Stevens, E. W. Whiting, 
A. Norton, A. R. Stamnah, C. J. Pirie. 

30. J. A. MacDonald, W. N. Hill, W. E. Bushell, A. T. Allin. 

31. A. S. Tozer, M. Grant Thompson, P. Collier, M. B. Parks. 

32. D. T. Wilson, J. Weepers, E. H. Anderson, T. J. Taylor, H. R. Eaton, 
C. R. Mudge. 

34. H. J. Peterson, T. R. H. Hamilton, E. Ayers, J. D. Wisdom, J. R. 
Wheeler. 

35. D. W. Smith. 

36. W. T. Henry, J. K. Hughes, A. W. Austin, G. K. Fraser, A. E. 
Watkins. 

37. Frank King, S. J. Batt, R. W. Smart, H. W. Mitchell, E. B. Lingard. 
40. A. C. Hall, J. Gould, J. G. Grieve, G. M. Binks. 

44. E. M. Horton. 

45. Harry I. Mayhew. 

46. J. N. Robinson, E. M. Crosthwaite, G. Thompson, N. V. Johnston, H. 
E. Watt. 






ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1961 85 

47. D. A. Bennie, J. H. Walsh, C. N. Ashton, Frank Brown, William M. 
Abraham, E. N. Fremlin. 

48. T. E. Weir, J. A. Nicoll. 

53. R. W. Bygrove, F. J. Russell. 

54. H. Corbett, W. K. Boakin, Hugh Mclntyre, J. L. Belmore, N. Richard- 
son, H. B. Mathews, W. J. Stedwell, A. Pletsch, A. E. Maxwell, W. 
W. Taylor. 

55. F. W. Epps, J. R. Constable. 

56. J. E. Taylor, A. L. Danan, W. E. Dickens. 

59. A. J. Murray, E. A. Parsons, Karl N. Paupst, Harold F. Gardiner, 
D. M. Ross, J. Cairns, F. S. Reynolds, G. Wickware. 

61. A. H. Whitton, W. H. Morton, R. H. McMullen, Robert L. Smithson, 
K. N. Paupst. 

62. Bruce Simpson, E. A. Elves, J. E. Frances. 

63. I. Donpe, R. J. Kincaid. 

64. H. L. Cudney, Allen Brooks. 

65. R. R. Waddell, W. D. M. Enouy, A. R. Jackson, A. L. Crassin, H. C. 
Tugwell. 

66. Chas. A. Adams. 

67. A. R. Smith. 

68. T. Gibson, A. R. Griffiths. 

69. T. A. Flett. 

71. William J. Craig, J. A. Cook, L. J. Pellypiece, R. P. Jones. 

72. J. S. Whitehead, William L. Anderson. 

73. G. S. Bieber, G. W. Barnwell, Angus Graham. 

74. Archie MeAlpine. 

7'5. Harvev Dixon, J. R. Tate, L. G. Needham. 

76. J. W. Lyon, A. F. Payne. 

77. C. Nelson, William A. Robinson, J. H. Winnett, W. Fisher, C. G. 
Holloway, W. I. Millar, R. Falconer, W. R. Edwards, T. J. Macke- 
own, P. W. Calvert, William H. Lodge, E. Ogilvie, Herbert Hirst, J. 
F. Wood, N. S. M. Enouy. 

78. J. Germotle. 

79. H. G. Dyett, F. F. Saunders. 

80. G. J. Dick, W. R. Bray, S. William Aiken, E. R. Musselman, F. S. 
Bertram, W. H. Cantelon, G. S. Porter, G. W. Fraser. 

81. Chas. A. Brooks, R. B. McKenney, C. William Massey, Harry R. 
Moffatt. 

82. John Wallace, A. E. Holland, H. Collins, S. H. Sanderson. 

83. J. W. Nesbitt, J. T. Thomas. 

84. William H. Phair, G. L. Bisbee, W. A. Golbraith, J. J. McGee. 
88. R. Turner, Perry Shaw, G. A. Forshee. 

90. J. W. Pearson, Chas. Quinton, James Colbert. 

94. Elgin King, S. William Gould, F. Crichton. 

95. M. C. Workmon, A. J. Haycock, G. E. McVittie, D. H. Haight, T. H. 
Rowe, A. A. Jackson. 

102. T. H. Pickering, G. E. Hall, Lionel Keith, William Bell Plaunt, D. A. 
Williams A. H. Clark. 

103. J. K. Garrath, F. E. Ginn, R. L. Mcintosh, G. M. Parks, William R. 
Edwards. 

112. L. 0. Piper. 

113. Neil Thorn, A. W. Campbell, Earner Daye, R. F. Taylor, F. Winter- 
burn, C. S. MacKinnon, J. B. Hackney, S. M. Gray. 

114. J. D. Craigie. 

115. Thomas Gregg, G. E. Taylor. 

116. T. J. Steele, J. A. L. Barr, H. McNeely Morris. 

117. Edward Payne, G. G. Armstrong, J. W. Bailey, William M. O. 
Lochrad, L. A. Galloway. 

119. Guy Lockwood, O. C. Dales, William R. Dewar. 
129. F. Porterfield. 



86 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

131. William Colder, W. M. Newman, R. Cooley. 

132. E. G. Bishop, J. H. Stanton. 

133. H. C. Imerson, G. A. Bell, W. H. Thompson, D. R. McDonald, H. G. 
Sheldon, M. L. Perry, H. W. Aunger. 

134. J. R. Will. 

135. R. W. Pollock, D. A. Turner. 

138. T. C. Howard, J. R. Jackson, G. H. S. Clarke, F. J. Scriven, W. J. 

Coulter. 
140. J. Johnston, G. Erickson, A. A. Slater, A. 0. Lake, A. E. Hainsworth. 
143. W. R. MacEwen, J. H. Munro. 

145. N. Whitworth, C. W. Orr, B. Bodin, S. Worth, C. S. Hamilton, J. 
Fraser, J. J. Kierman, N. Rowland, R. H. Dee, W. Downey, F. 
Powers, A. W. Brown, P. M. Lamb, C. F. Bolton, W. T. Stewart. 

146. R. W. Whitfield. 

147. A. C. Agnew, Donald A. Gall. 

148. George Chalmers, C. P. Carmody, J. O. Dufresne. 

149. W. H. Patterson, E. S. Fairbanks, R. J. Corrigan. 

150. A. E. Wilson. 

151. F. L. Jones. 

152. Colin Russell. 

153. G. E. Norman, E. Hackett. 

15i5. W. F. Patterson, H. K. Begg, R. Johnston. 

161. William A. Davy, N. A. R. Green, W. E. Tummon, G. D. Baldwin. 

163. G. F. Allen, Fred Shuker, W. S. Enouy, W. H. Ford. 

164. A. W. Smith, Henry Miller. 

167. Merrit N. J. Dedman, G. A. Beck. 

168. E. J. Wilmonk, P. C. Denyis. 

169. W. H. Walker, A. M. Turner, George Gill, E. D. Lott, J. Houston, A. 
W. Sanderson. 

175. B. R. Marsales, A. J. Taylor, Z. R. Fulkerson. 

184. C. E. Butler, Ira F. Atwood, E. H. Shaubel, R. R. Bowen, W. Stamp. 

195. John Delzell, W. G. McClure. 

205. R. J. Lang, H. S. Spark, J. E. Francis. 

210. J. A. McConnell, Thomas Faulkner, A. Christie. 

212. E. P. Bernstein, Murray Cohen, J. Leperman, L. Garson. 

213. Henry Birkenshaw, A. W. Smith. 

214. P. S. Kingston. 

215. George Sharpe, W. Turner, J. Francishinie. 

217. G. K. Hurd, G. T. Brick, T. J. Johnson, W. J. M. Lloyd. 

220. W. R. Ellins, J. T. Phillips, E. Cullen, W. J. H. Hawkins. 

221. A. A. Mc Arthur, Murray Allan. 

222. F. William Slremes, J. A. Brown, R. R. Hewit, J. N. C. Ritchie, W. F. 
Fumerton, C. W. Hill, S. D. Hill, H. A. Crain, C. G. Keyes, J. 
Rankin. 

224. J. Bigrigg, F. J. McClurkin. 

225. Robert Forster, D. William McCann, Victor Moody, C. Bannerman 
Jr., R. W. Buckner, W. C. Gurney, W. T. Cook, C. H. Stock. 

226. W. L. Dickson. 

227. D. E. Fisher. 

230. S. B. Bradley, D. E. Daniels. 

231. Simeon Cull, W. J. Hanley, H. L. Davy, D. C. Moncrieff, John Wilson, 
M. L. Martyn. 

232. Fred Power, R. I. Johnston, R. Fick. 

233. C. F. Bolton, H. R. Pollock. 
236. R. F. Martindale. 

238. D. T. Deans, Richard Hatton, Fred Taylor, W. J. F. Fortner, H. N. 
Deas. 

239. W. J. A. Emerick, A. V. Hornick. 

240. F. F. Hays, J. N. Smith. 

241. Wesley B. Redfern, Vincent Voaden, W. S. M. Enouy. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1961 87 

243. J. H. Murray. 

245. E. E. Bricker, H. F. Russ. 

246. C. H. Wiles, S. J. Totten, C. M. Richardson. 

247. J. E. Rogers, F. H. Muir, J. H. Ayers. 

249. C. W. Slemon. 

250. C. A. Bray, J. H. Taylor, R. S. Baird, Paul Kisch, Finley Munroe, 
Harry Fyall, E. R. Musselman, Jeffery Kearn, William Harvard, B. 
F. Russell, Harold Russell, W. R. Smith, Jas. B. Roach. 

251. S. J. Trim. 

251. N. W. McCartney. 

252. Thomas Mattingley, F. G. Chambers. 

253. J. J. Davison, A. E. Williamson, Lawrence E. Wedd. 

254. A. E. Hainswoith, John Skene, E. R. Mcintosh. 

255. R. Corner. 
257. D. J. Nesbitt. 

260. W. Garfield McClure. 

GRAND CHAPTER "CALLED OFF" 

Grand Chapter was "Called Off" at 4.30 o'clock p.m. to permit the 
delegates to select their Grand Superintendent and elect the officers of 
Grand Chapter for the ensuing year and the next place of meeting. 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 1961 

Grand Chapter was "Called On" at 9.30 o'clock a.m. 

ELECTION REPORT 

At the One Hundred and Third Annual Convocation of the Grand 
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario held 
in the Royal York Hotel, City of Toronto, Ontario, on April 18 and 19, 
1961, the following officers and committees were elected and appointed. 

V. Ex. Comp. J. A. Prince, Chairman, and V. Ex. Comp. S. Solley, 
Vice-Chairman, presented the results of the election as follows: 
R. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett Grand Z. 

1310 Tecumseh Park Drive, Port Credit, Ontario. 1 

R. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay Grand H. I Council 

165 Victoria Ave. N., Listowel, Ontario. ( Grand 

R. Ex. Comp. James E. Girven Grand J. J 

581 Weller St., Peterborough, Ontario. 

GRAND CHAPTER OFFICERS, 1961 
R. Ex. Comp. Rev. David Kerr Grand Chaplain 

290 Kipling Ave. N., Islington, Ontario. 
M. Ex. Comp. Fred W. Dean Grand Treasurer 

244 Holt on Ave. S., Hamilton, Ontario. 
M. Ex. Comp. Maurice A. Searle Grand Scribe E. 

Apt. 206, 111 Oriole Parkway, Toronto 7, Ontario. 
R. Ex. Comp. Arthur D. Bates Grand Scribe N. 

1943 Verdun Ave., Windsor, Ontario. 
R. Ex. Comp. Leslie C. Ewener Grand Principal Sojourner 

1308 London Rd., Sarnia, Ontario. 
R. Ex. Comp. William J. Webber Grand Registrar 

24 Florida Crescent, Weston, Ontario. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE— Elected 
R. Ex. Comp. F. Carl Ackert, 1 Lincoln Ave., Gait, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. Reg. J. Lewis, 421 St. Clarens Ave., Toronto, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. G. Harold Shannon, 30 Spetz St., Kitchener, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. Lloyd B. Gillespie, 410 Eden Ave., Ottawa, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. Stanley Portch, RR No. 2, 5050 Walker's Line, Milton, Ont. 



88 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

GRAND SUPERINTENDENTS 
The nominations for Grand Superintendents were submitted to the 
Most Excellent Grand Z., who was pleased to approve, and the following 
selections were confirmed: 

St. Clair District No. 1 R. Ex. Comp. Bill White, 

Wheatley, Ont. 

London District No. 2 R. Ex. Comp. Cameron Terry Smith, 

Inwood P.O., Ont. 

Wilson District No. 3 R. Ex. Comp. Peter Worthington 

35 Abigail Ave., Brantford, Ont. 
Wellington District No. 4 R. Ex. Comp. Donald Van Norman, 

11 Sunset Dr., Orangeville, Ont. 

Hamilton District No. 5 R. Ex. Comp. Gordon K. Brown, 

8 Dunn St. S., Oakville, Ont. 

Huron District No. 6 R. Ex. Comp. John William McFadyen, 

Tiverton, Ont. 
Niagara District No. 7 R. Ex. Comp. William Southward Coolin, 

18 Cameron Drive, St. Catharines, Ont. 

Toronto East District No. 8 R. Ex. Comp. John J. Mahaffey, 

Box 23, Ringwood, Ont. 

Toronto West District No. 8A R. Ex. Comp. Bryan Cyril Alford, 

42 Forthbridge Crescent, Downsview, Ont. 

Georgian District No. 9 R. Ex. Comp. Gordon George Sinclair, 

Box 292, Wiarton, Ont. 
Ontario District No. 10 R. Ex. Comp. Albert Wm. Watkins, 

563 Arndon Ave., Peterboro, Ont. 
Prince Edward District No. 11 R. Ex. Comp. Harold Frederick Burke, 

105 Byron St., Trenton, Ont. 
St. Lawrence District No. 12 R. Ex. Comp. John Keith Forbes, 

Box 15, Kemptville, Ont. 
Ottawa District No. 13 R. Ex. Comp. John Joseph Carpenter, 

15 Cornelia St., Smiths Falls, Ont. 
Algoma District No. 14 R. Ex. Comp. Ernest Maitland Newman, 

226-4th St. N., Kenora, Ont. 
New Ontario District No. 15 R. Ex. Comp. Horace Wilson Walker, 

118 Breton Rd., Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. 

Temiskaming District No. 16 R. Ex. Comp. John Connell Kincade, 

Iroquois Hotel, Iroquois Falls, Ont. 

NEXT PLACE OF MEETING 

The One Hundred and Fourth Annual Convocation will be held in the 
City of Toronto, Ontario, on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 10 and 11, 
1962, commencing at ten o'clock in the forenoon as per Section 20 of the 
Constitution. 

REPORT OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON MEMBERSHIP 

To the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members 

of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the 

Province of Ontario. 
Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

Your committee is glad to report that after a net loss in membership 
of 116 in the previous year, 1960 shows a net gain of 42. While this is 
indeed a modest increase, it is at least a reversal of last year's experience 
and it is to be hoped that we shall now go forward with renewed vigor to 
build up our membership. 

There is room for improvement in all factors affecting the growth of 
our net membership which a close study of the following Ten Year 
Statistical Report and the subsequent discussion will reveal. It is hoped 
that the Companions will give heed to the suggestions given. Please note 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1961 89 

that the figures for 1959 have been adjusted to give effect to the foot- 
note to the official statement of Chapter Returns shown in the 1960 
Proceedings: 

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857 


309 


20,958 


1952 


1,051 


100 


34 


1,185 


189 


197 


463 


849 


336 


21,294 


1953 


1,139 


75 


46 


1,260 


214 


169 


400 


783 


477 


21,771 


1954 


1,045 


86 


34 


1,165 


234 


151 


453 


838 


327 


22,098 


1955 


952 


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31 


1,038 


175 


188 


475 


838 


200 


22,298 


1956 


943 


73 


22 


1,038 


223 


182 


497 


902 


136 


22,434 


1957 


879 


78 


27 


984 


242 


150 


536 


928 


56 


22,490 


1958 


902 


99 


20 


1,021 


228 


152 


503 


883 


138 


22,628 


1959 


928 


70 


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429 


205 


496 


1,130 


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72 


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222 


131 


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A review of the records for 1960 by districts shows that ten districts 
had an increase of 145 members, but offsetting this, seven districts 
showed a decrease of 103 members, resulting in a net gain of only 42 
members for the jurisdiction. 

Similarly, an analysis by Chapters reveals that fifteen showed no 
change. Seventy-three showed an increase of 331, but seventy showed 
a decrease of 289, again proving a net increase for the year of 42. 

Even the most casual study of these figures plainly indicate that 
those Chapters showing losses, and many of them consistently doing so, 
should pay particular attention to the following discussion and endeav- 
our to institute measures to reverse the trend and so grow in strength 
and purpose. 

It is also suggested that the Grand Superintendents of districts 
showing losses give careful thought to the causes of decreasing member- 
ship in their districts and give guidance and leadership in an effort to 
revitalize those Chapters which are constantly slipping behind. Let us 
hasten to note, however, that all districts even those showing consistent 
gains, have Chapters showing decreasing membership that should be 
given the same guidance and support. 

The following comments on the factors affecting membership are 
given in the hope that the Companions will become more aware of the 
measures that must be taken to increase our membership and so improve 
our standing and influence in the Masonic family. 
Admissions 

Note that new admissions were only 828, down 100 from the previous 
year. This is a very serious reduction, being the lowest number of admis- 
sions since the war year of 1943. We are not adequately fulfilling our 
mission of bringing brethren to light in the Royal Arch. This is the re- 
sponsibility of every Companions and if even every Companion-in-office 
in every Chapter would but bring one brother to light during the year we 
would have a record of admissions of which we could be justly proud. Be 
assured there is no lack of material for the Temple if we but expand the 
labour. 
Joinings 

Once again a figure of 72 joinings for the year is lower than we 
hoped for. It is an increase of two over the previous year, but still repre- 
sents only a small proportion of those we lose by withdrawal every year. 



90 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

Some of these withdrawals are caused by Companions moving into other 
areas. If we w r ould but seek out such unaffiliated Royal Arch Masons 
many of them could be restored to membership, materially increasing our 
record of joinings. 
Restorations 

Restoration of 32 is a great improvement over last year, but is still 
only 25 per cent of our loss by suspension. We are simply not following up 
suspended members as we should. Here is a worthwhile project for the 
Chapter Membership Committee. Many of these members have allowed 
themselves to be suspended through sheer neglect. Many of them can be 
restored if we but make the effort to follow through. 
Withdrawals 

Two hundred and twenty-two Royal Arch Companions were allowed 
to resign from the Royal Craft and voluntarily give up the benefits and 
privileges of membership. Some no doubt resigned to affiliate with other 
Chapters, but only a small proportion according to our records. The rest 
are preventable losses. If we were consistently to follow up requests for 
demits many would be cancelled. If the withdrawal is because of moving 
to another locality the nearest Chapter should be advised so it can follow 
up and extend an invitation and a welcome. 
Suspensions 

Indifference and neglect are the major causes of suspensions which 
reduced our membership by 131 last year. But is it indifference and 
neglect only on the part of the suspended member, or is it also on the 
part of our Chapters and Companions in letting them go ? These also are 
preventable losses. We must contact such members, find the cause of lack 
of interest, extend the hand of friendship and win them back active 
membership. 

Deaths 

Last year our loss by death was 537, the highest in the history of 
our Grand Chapter. As pointed out before, we must face a high loss for 
several years due to the older average age of our members. This is the 
one factor affecting membership over which we have no control, but 
should be a convincing reason to all of us for redoubling our efforts to 
bring new and younger brethren in greater numbers into our Chapters. 

Recommendations 

Your committee suggests that our Companions be made acquainted 
with the need for their active co-operation in the work of membership. As 
recommended on other occasions, each Chapter should have a strong and 
active committee which should bring the foregoing suggestions to the 
attention of the Companions. Your committee feels that if the Companions 
were alerted to the means of increasing membership, both by improving 
admissions, affiliations and restorations and by cutting down preventable 
losses and inspired to a consistent effort, the record of membership 
would be greatly improved. 

We cannot expect the few to bring results. All the Companions must 
do their part, and their interest and enthusiasm can be sustained and 
maintained only by the constantly reiterated call to work by Grand 
Chapter officers and those who have opportunities of influencing the 
Companions. 

Grand Superintendents 

Your committee wishes to express its appreciation to the Grand 
Superintendents for their interest and support. They are the Grand 
Chapter officers who have the most contact with the Chapters and Com- 
panions and have greater opportunities to carry the message of member- 
ship throughout the jurisdiction. The record of membership must, to a 
large extent, reflect the measure of their co-operation and dedication to 
the task. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1961 91 

However, a single year in office is a short time in which to accomp- 
lish great results, and it is earnestly suggested that after the expiry of 
their term of office the Grand Superintendents continue and maintain 
their interest in membership by offering the benefit of their knowledge 
and experience to their successors. 
Conclusion 

Membership for membership's sake is not the purpose of your com- 
mittee. Bearing in mind the very large percentage of Craft brethren who 
have not received the knowledge and benefits of th Royal Craft, and re- 
membering the admonition to bring "light and knowledge to uninformed 
brethren," it feels that we are failing in our mission unless we bring a 
greater percentage of such brethren to the light. 

That calls fcr the interest, the effort and the dedication of every 
Companion, and it is the hope of your committee that by their co-opera- 
tion and support the record of the years ahead will show greater improve- 
ment and more gratifying results. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted. 

F. R. MARTIN, 
J. G. CRUICKSHANK, 
D. HUFF, 
S. R. L. NEWMAN. 
A. J. HIGGINS, 
J. RALPH, 
C. E. GRIFFEN, 
F. J. JOHNSON, Vice-Chairman. 
A. F. TANNAHILL, Chairman. 
It was moved by R. Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett, seconded by R. Ex. 
Comp. A. F. Tannahill, and — 

Resolved — That the report of the Special Committee on Membership 
be received and adopted. 

COMMUNICATIONS AND GREETINGS 

Letters were received conveying greetings and expressing regrets 
for non-attendance from: 
The Grand Royal Arch Chapter of the State of Illinois — 

Most Ex. Comp. William E. Crouch, Grand High Priest. 

Most Ex. Comp. Lyle R. Melvin, Grand Secretary. 
Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons in Virginia — 

Companion Carl Frank Wood, Grand Secretary. 
Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of the State of Ohio — 

Most Ex. Comp. Keith Porter, Grand High Priest. 

Most Ex. Comp. James A. Gorham, Past Grand High Priest, our 
Grand Representative. 
Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Florida — 

Most Ex. Comp. J. Phelps, Past Grand High Priest and Grand Sec- 
retary. 
Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Vermont — 

Most Ex. Comp. Walker E. Miles, Grand High Priest. 

Most Ex. Comp. A. H. Grout, Grand Secretary. 
Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Maryland — 

Most Ex. Comp. D. Ross Vansant Jr., Grand Secretary. 
Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Alberta — 

Most Ex. Comp. H. B. Wilks, Grand Z. 
The Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of British Columbia — 

Most Ex. Comp. J. R. Mitchell, Grand Z. 

Most Ex. Comp. A. E. Baker, Grand Scribe E. 
The Grand Royal Arch Chapter of New Brunswick — 

Most Ex. Comp. Sidney W. Sheppard, Grand Z. 

Most Ex. Comp. Roy E. Crawford, Grand Scribe E. 



92 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

The Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Nova Scotia — 
Most Ex. Comp. F. A. Van Iderstine, Grand High Priest. 
Most Ex. Comp. Harold F. Sipprell, Grand Secretary. 

The Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Quebec — 
Most Ex. Comp. J. Moorcraft, Past Grand Z. 

Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Saskatchewan — 
Most Ex. Comp. J. Heddle Sinclair, Grand Z. 
Most Ex. Comp. A. A. Wilson, Grand Scribe E. 

Supreme Council 33 Degree Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Free- 
masonry for the Dominion of Canada — 
Dr. James Simpson, Sovereign Grand Commander. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON GEOGRAPHICAL SURVEY 

To the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members 

of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the 

Province of Ontario. 
Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

Your committee on the question of Geographical Survey are pleased 
to submit the following report: 

After lengthy discussions your committee feels this very important 
question should have greater analysis and therefore would like to recom- 
mend, first, that a committee be reappointed to bring in another report; 
second, that the new Superintendents be directed to discuss the question 
of Geographical Survey with all the Chapters of their respective Districts 
and report no later than December 31, 1961, their findings to the chair- 
man of the Geographical Survey Committee. 

It is hoped by this method that the new committee will then be able 
to present a more comprehensive report next year. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted. 

J. E. GIRVEN, 

J. L. HOUSE, 

M. A. SEARLE, 

A. F. TANNAHILL, 

C. W. EMMETT, Chairman. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. J. 
L. House, and — 

Resolved — That the report of the Committee on Geographical Survey 
be received and adopted. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CONSTITUTION, LAWS AND 
JURISPRUDENCE 

To the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal, Officers and Companions 

of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the 

Province of Ontario. 
Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

Your Committee on Constitution, Laws and Jurisprudence submits 
its report as follows: 

Most Excellent Companion M. A. Searle has presented the following 
notices of motion to amend the Constitution of Grand Chapter: 

1. That Section 140 of the Constitution be amended by adding thereto 
the following paragraph: 

"The Commutation Fee to Grand Chapter for Honourary 
Membership permitted under Section No. 249 shall be twenty 
dollars ($20.00)." 

2. That Section 249 of the Constitution be amended by deleting the 
words "or the fee may be commuted as in the case of a life member (see 
Section 246)" in the last two lines thereof and substituting therefor the 
following: 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1961 93 

"or the fee may be commuted by payment to Grand Chapter of 

the Commutation Fee for honourary membership as provided by 

Section 140." 

There is no legal objection to these amendments being submitted to 
Grand Chapter for consideration. 

Fraternally submitted. 

JOHN M. BURDEN, Chairman. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. J. 
M. Burden, and — 

Resolved — That the report of the Committee on Constitutional Laws 
and Jurisprudence be received and adopted. 

MOTIONS— AMENDMENTS TO CONSTITUTION 
M. Ex. Comp. M. A. Searle presented the following notice of motions: 

1. That Section 140 of the Constitution of Grand Chapter be amended 
by adding thereto the following paragraph: "The Commutation Fee to 
Grand Chapter for Honourary Membership permitted under Section No. 
249 shall be twenty dollars ($20.00). 

2. That Section 249 of the Constitution of Grand Chapter be amend- 
ed by deleting the words, "or the fee may be commuted as in the case of a 
life member see Section 246," and substituting therefor the following: "or 
the fee may be commuted by payment to Grand Chapter of the Com- 
mutation Fee for honourary membership as provided by Section 140." 

It was moved by M. Ex. Comp. M. A. Searle, seconded by R. Ex. 
Comp. C. W. Emmett, and — 

Resolved — That the foregoing amendments be adopted. Carried. 

OFFICERS INSTALLED AND INVESTED 

M. Ex. Comp. John M. Burden installed and invested the newly 
elected officers of Grand Chapter, including the Grand Superintendents 
of the several Districts, and they were proclaimed and saluted according 
to ancient custom. 

VOTE OF THANKS 

It was moved by R. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, second by R. Ex. Comp. 
James E. Girven, and — 

Resolved — That the thanks of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch 
Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario be extended to: 

The Credential Committee, under the direction of R. Ex. Comp. J. W. 
Woodland, for the efficient manner in which they carried out their duties; 

The Scrutineers, under the direction of V. Ex. Comp. A. J. Prince, for 
their services in taking charge of the Election of Officers; 

General Chairman and Sub-Committees for their untiring and suc- 
cessful success and achievements; 

The Installing Board, under the direction of M. Ex. Comp. J. M. 
Burden, and the Past Grand Z.'s and to all those who have contributed to 
the success of our One Hundred and Third Annual Convocation. 

APPOINTED TO OFFICE 

The following appointments have been made by Most Ex. Comp. C. 
W. Emmett: 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE— Appointed 
R. Ex. Comp. George A. Phillips Jr., 39 Daniel St., Smiths Falls, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. Andrew F. Nisbet Jr., 17 Sturton Rd., Weston, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. John A. Kennedy, 1601 Stoneybrook Cres., N., London, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. Percy S. Jannison, 633 Albert St. E., Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Wellington Smith, Fort Frances, Ont. 



94 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

ASSISTANT OFFICERS— Appointed 

R. Ex. Comp. W. E. Gardner Grand Lecturer 

18 Littlewood Cres., Etobicoke, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Arthur McDougall Grand Sr. Sojourner 

285 Royal York Rd., Mimico, Toronto 14, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. George Joynt Grand Jr. Sojourner 

Lucknow, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Herbert J. McCaw Grand Sword Bearer 

381 Manor Rd. E., Toronto, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Alfred House Grand Master Fourth Veil 

143 Oxford St., Woodstock, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. John Meldrum Grand Master Third Veil 

45 Hopewell Ave., Ottawa, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Harry E. Adler Grand Master Second Veil 

R.R. 8, Picton, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. W. D. Harrison Grand Master First Veil 

270 Oak Park Ave., Toronto, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Gordon Horner Grand Standard Bearer 

71 Ranstone Gardens, Scarborough, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. C. E. Wells Grand Dr. of Ceremonies 

3 Glendarling Ave., Toronto, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Laverne Fortner Assistant Dr. of Ceremonies 

161 Dennis Ave., Lambeth, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. E. J. Eveleigh Grand Organist 

P.O. Box 34, Aurora, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Gordon McConnell Grand Pursuivant 

30 Rolph Rd., Toronto, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Ernest Gorrell Grand Steward 

Port Elgin, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Frank B. Johnson Grand Steward 

R.R. 2, Moorefield, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Douglas Gerald Home Grand Steward 

84 Cope St. N., Hamilton, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Thomas Simpson Grand Steward 

333 Church St., Fort Frances, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Ronald Nudds Grand Steward 

Box 352, Blenheim, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. G. Rutherford McBride Grand Steward 

7 Thornwood Rd., Apt. 209, Toronto, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Reginald Ash Grand Steward 

P.O. Box 86, Dunnville, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. George Tucker Grand Steward 

32a Hume St., London, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Robert C. Walker Grand Steward 

St. George, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. John Albert McMeekin Grand Steward 

1207 Second Ave. A West, Owen Sound, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. K. R. Colwell Grand Steward 

188 Brander Ave., Wallaceburg, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. G. D. Grieve Grand Steward 

Room 220, King Edward Hotel, 88 Elgin St., Box 157, Sudbury, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. E. A. Lavery Grand Steward 

20 Main St., Kirkland Lake, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. W. H. King Grand Steward 

208 Bayview Ave., Toronto 17, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. G. W. Ostrander Grand Steward 

52-15th St., New Toronto, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. W. P. Mitchell Grand Steward 

88 Grosvenor Ave. S., Hamilton, Ont. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1961 95 

V. Ex. Comp. C. M. McNeil Grand Steward 

R.R. No. 2, Port Colborne, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. James G. Ruston Steward 

164 James St. E., Brockville. 
V. Ex. Comp. W. J. Stewart Grand Outer Guard 

59 Symington Ave., Toronto 9, Ont. 

GRAND Z.'s INAUGURAL ADDRESS 
Most Excellent Sirs, Members of Grand Council, Distinguished Guests, 

My Companions: 

May I first express my sincere appreciation for the honour you have 
conferred upon me in my election to the office of Grand First Principal. 

I am fully cognizant of the great honour and the responsibilities 
attached to this office and above all, the prestige and reputation we en- 
joy and the manner in which our illustrious Past Grand First Principals 
have, done through the years, maintained to such a high degree the prin- 
ciples of our time-honoured institution. 

To my Companions I pledge my undivided loyalty and attention in 
the discharge of my responsibilities. I feel quite sure that with the con- 
tinued blessings and co-operation of all of my Companions, the loyalty 
and support of our officers and the guidance of our Past Grand First 
Principals and, above all, the blessings of the Great Jehovah we will 
carry out the affairs of Grand Chapter in a manner pleasing to all. 

It is only proper at this time that I should present to you, my 
Companions, the proposed programme of your Grand Council for the 
ensuing year. 

1. Fully realizing the great concern so many Chapters have expressed 
regarding the accuracy of the records in the Grand Scribe's office versus 
their own records, we propose immediately following Grand Chapter, in 
co-operation with our Grand Scribe, to review the entire structure of this 
office and take the necessary steps to bring the records and operation ctf 
the office up to a status of efficiency. 

2. I propose to establish a system of Masonic Education with the 
sole purpose of assisting the District Superintendents and the respective 
Chapters. 

(a) I propose a Grand Chapter Committee to be composed of the 
Grand Council (Grand Z., Grand H. and Grand J.), the Grand Lecturer, a 
chairman and one other Companion, both to be appointed by the Grand Z. 

(b) Within each District a committee on Masonic Education con- 
sisting of a District chairman and two other Companions, all to be ap- 
pointed by the Grand Z. 

(c) That the First Principal of each Chapter be requested to estab- 
lish within the framework of his respective Chapter a chairman of 
Masonic Education whose function will be to improve the work of his 
respective Chapter by calling upon the District chairman with his com- 
mittee as often as necessary. 

It must be made abundantly clear the sole purpose of this Masonic 
Education Committee is to put within the framework of each District an 
active committee of Grand Chapter whose sole purpose will be to assist 
the Grand Superintendent and the various Chapters, and its value can 
only be measured by the acceptance and co-operation between Grand 
Chapter, its committee members and the individual Chapter. 

It is the desire of your new Council by appointing such a committee 
that we wili be better able to serve. 

Finally, may I express my deep appreciation to Most Excellent 
Companion John M. Burden for his kindness in heading up the Installa- 
tion Board, to all those who so graciously accepted a portion of the work, 
to my First Principal, officers and Companions of Occident Chapter who 
have continually been a source of encouragement. 



96 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

"Capitular Masonry is deeply rooted and imbedded in the hoary ages 
of the past. Its foundations are built on solid ground." 

"Let us not spend too much time looking backward, however glorious 
the past may have been. Let us not, on the other hand, waste time in 
dreaming of a far-distant future, however alluring it may appear. Instead, 
let us resolve that we, as individuals and Royal Arch Masons, will use 
the present in the most worthy manner. May each dawn inspire us to use 
each new day in the way most pleasing to God and most beneficial to our 
fellow man: 

"For yesterday is but a dream 
And tomorrow is only a vision; 
But today, well lived, makes 
Every yesterday a dream of happiness 
And every tomorrow a vision of hope. 
Look well, therefore, to this day: 
Such is the salutation of the dawn." 

"So shall we make this imperfect world a little the better for our so- 
journ in it if we seek faithfully to fulfill, each in himself, the ideal em- 
bodied in the opening prayer of the Mark Degree: To confess thy faith, 
be strengthened in hope and established in charity with all mankind'." 

The labours of the Annual Convocation 
being ended, Grand Chapter was closed in 
Ample Form at 12.30 p.m., Toronto, On- 
tario, Wednesday, April 19, 1961. 

Illaurtce Jr. Searte 

Grand Scribe E. 



Monday evening, April 17, 1961, the Grand Z. M. Ex. Comp. Bruce 
H. Smith invited his Council, P.G.Z.'s, Executive Committee to a dinner 
in the Tudor Room, Royal York Hotel, Toronto, to assist him in doing 
honours to his distinguished guests. At the same time Mrs. Helen Smith 
and her committee entertained the wives and ladies of our distinguished 
guests with a dinner, etc. in the Quebec Room, Royal York Hotel, Toronto. 

Tuesday evening, April 18, 1961, the annual banquet was held in the 
Concert Hall of the Royal York Hotel, over 500 Companions and their 
ladies being present. Our Grand Z. was the chairman and he provided a 
very interesting programme. The guest speaker was Lt. Col. E. G. Baker, 
O.B.E., M.C., Managing Director, Canadian National Institute for the 
Blind. 




ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1961 97 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE— President 

R. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay Grand H. 

(By Virtue of Office) 
M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett Grand Z. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

(By Virtue of Office) 

M. Ex. Comp. John M. Burden, Q.C Grand Z. 1943-44 

126 Old Orchard Grove, Toronto 12, Ont. 
M. Ex. Comp. R. V. Conover, O.B.E. Grand Z. 1945-46 

Box 207, Brampton, Ont. 
M. Ex. Comp. Fred W. Dean Grand Z. 1947-48 

244 Holton Ave. S., Hamilton, Ont. 
M. Ex. Comp. Clarence MacLeod Pitts Grand Z. 1949-50 

Tiffany Apts., P.O. Box 374, Ottawa, Ont. 
M. Ex. Comp. Alexander G. N. Bradshaw Grand Z. 1951-52 

655 Waterloo St., London, Ont. 
M. Ex. Comp. John Loftus House Grand Z. 1955-56 

14 Pearson Ave., Toronto 3, Ont. 
M. Ex. Comp. Maurice A. Searle Grand Z. 1957-58 

Apt 206, 111 Oriole Parkway, Toronto 7, Ont. 
M. Ex. Comp. H. Smith Grand Z. 1959-60 

169 Dufferin Ave., Belleville, Ont. 
M. Ex. Comp. Melville S. Gooderham Hon. Grand Z. 1957 

244 Inglewood Dr., Toronto 7, Ont, 
M. Ex. Comp. The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Galloway Hon. P. Grand Z. 1958 

Scotland 
R. Ex. Comp. James E. Girven Grand J. 

581 Weller St., Peterborough, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. Arthur D. Bates Grand Scribe N. 

1943 Verdun Ave., Windsor, Ont. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE— Honourary 
V. Ex. Comp. Joseph A. Hearn, 460 Oriole Parkway, Toronto, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. Benjamin S. Scott, 9 Prospect Ave., London, Ont. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE— Elected 
R. Ex. Comp. F. Carl Ackert, 1 Lincoln Ave., Gait, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. Reg. J. Lewis, 421 St. Clarens Ave., Toronto, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. G. Harold Shannon, 30 Spetz St., Kitchener, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. Lloyd B. Gillespie, 410 Eden Ave., Ottawa, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. Stanley Portch, R.R. No. 2, 5059 Walker's Lane, Milton, Ont. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE— Appointed 
R. Ex. Comp. George A. Phillips Jr., 39 Daniel St., Smiths Falls, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. Andrew F. Nisbet Jr., 17 Sturton Rd., Weston, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. John A. Kennedy, 1601 Stoneybrook Cres. N., London, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. Percy S. Jannison, 633" Albert St. E., Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Wellington Smith, Fort Frances, Ont. 

BENEVOLENT COMMITTEE 

(Members of the Executive Committee by Virtue of Office) 
M. Ex. Comp. Fred W. Dean, 244 Holton Ave. S., Hamilton, Ont. 
M. Ex. Comp. John M. Burden, Q.C, 126 Old Orchard Grove, Toronto, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. Robert N. McElhinney, 69 Fuller Ave., Toronto 3, Ont. 

GRAND SUPERINTENDENTS 
(Members of the Executive Committee by Virtue of Office) 



98 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

SUB-COMMITTEES OF GRAND CHAPTER EXECUTIVE 

WARRANTS AND DISPENSATIONS 
R. Ex. Comp. G. A. Phillips (Chairman), J. J. Mahaffey, B. C. Alford. 

PRINTING AND SUPPLIES 
R. Ex. Comps. J. A. Kennedy (Chairman), C. T. Smith, P. Worthington, 

Grand Scribe E. 

FINANCE 

R. Ex. Comps. S. Portch (Chairman), Grand Council, Past Grand Z.'s, 

Grand Treasurer, Chairman of Investments and Grand Scribe E. 

INVESTMENTS 

R. Ex. Comp. G. H. Shannon (Chairman), Grand Council, Grand 

Treasurer, Grand Scribe E. 

BENEVOLENCE 

M. Ex. Comps. F. W. Dean (Chairman), J. M. Burden, Q.C., 

R. Ex. Comp. R. N. McElhinney. 

GRIEVANCES AND APPEALS 
M. Ex. Comps. A. G. N. Bradshaw (Chairman), J. M. Burden, Q.C., 

J. L. House. 

CONSTITUTION, LAWS AND JURISPRUDENCE 
M. Ex. Comp. J. M. Burden, Q.C. 

CONDITION OF CAPITULAR MASONRY 

R. Ex. Comps. R. J. Lewis (Chairman), P. S. Jannison (Vice-Chairman), 

D. Van Norman, W. S. Coolin, H. F. Burke, H. W. Walker. 

FRATERNAL DEAD 

R. Ex. Comps. A. F. Nisbet Jr. (Chairman), Rev. D. Kerr (Vice-Chairman), 

J. W. McFadyen, A. W. Watkins, J. K. Forbes. 

FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 
R. Ex. Comp. B. S. Scott. 

SPECIAL COMMITTEES OF GRAND CHAPTER 

GRAND Z.'s ADDRESS 

M. Ex. Comps. F. W. Dean (Chairman), J. M. Burden, Q.C, R. V. Conover, 

O.B.E., C. M. Pitts, A. G. N. Bradshaw, J. L. House, M. A. Searle, 

B. H. Smith, M. S. Gooderham. 

MILEAGE AND PER DIEM 
R. Ex. Comps. L. B. Gillespie, W. J. Webber. 

EDUCATION 
Grand Council, Past Grand Z.'s, Grand Lecturer and Grand Scribe E. 

MEMBERSHIP 

R. Ex. Comps, F. C. Ackert (Chairman), L. C. Ewener (Vice-Chairman), 

A. D. Bates, W. White, G. K. Brown, G. G. Sinclair, J. J. Carpenter, 

E. M. Newman, J. C. Kincade. 

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD 
M. Ex. Comps C. M. Pitts (Chairman), A. G. N. Bradshaw, J. L. House. 

ARCHIVE COMMITTEE 
R. Ex. Comps. B. S. Scott (Archivist), F. J. Johnson, E. C. Wood. 

GEOGRAPHICAL SURVEY 

M. Ex. Comp. J. L. House (Chairman), V. Ex. Comp. Wellington Smith, 

(Vice-Chairman), and all Grand Superintendents. 



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104 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

SUSPENSIONS 1960 

1 — G. Hannah; 3 — W. F. Bowers; 4 — J. L. Malloney, Lenny A. Leslie; 
5— A. A. G. Cassidy; 7— J. Samain; 16— R. D. Routliffe, K. 0. J. Ulrick 
19— W. Dyke, S. I. Switzer, E. J. Wiltshire, John Storrie; 20— C. Camp- 
bell, Wm. J. V. MacKenzie, G. F. Potter; 23— W. C. S. Boyd; 24— D. 0. 
Hetherington, G. E. Kelly; 28 — J. H. Morrison; 29— N. B. Brown; 31— 
Brian Dodds, D. R. Mortson; 36— W. Aggas; 40— W. A. R. Davis, W. P. 
Foster, J. F. Brownell; 47 — A. A. McDowell, Paul Peters; 54 — D. Smoke; 
71— J. G. Kivall; 77— W. J. Usher, W. Chard, J. Patterson, Albert Peers, 
S. C. Proud, John Gordon, A. A. Coltham; 80— C. Wodham, G. Grundy, 
R. E. Towle, L. Holliday, C. Doolittle, J. Calzerhoun; 82— R. A. Wolframe, 
R. Hendry, H. F. Maloney, M. S. Stevens, G. J. H. Fussell, G. Singleton, 
G. W. Kay; 90^-C. A. White; 91— W. J. Merry; 94— C. H. Henry, G. A. 
Williamson; 103— M. S. Matheson; 104— Edward Slater; 113— F. H. 
Pemberton, H. G. Speers, Harry Raynor; 116— K. E. Hicks; 129— T. L. 
McCutcheon; 131— J. H. Gilbert; 133— A. E. Simmons; 135— Morey 
Haynes; 145— R. H. Callahan, W. J. Corley, J. A. Fogg, W. Edmund, J. 
F. McConnell, J. P. Ramsay, E. M. Saker; 146— L. T. Charlton; 147— W. 
V. Johnston; 150— J. M. Eastman, R. Sargent; 151— R. W. Law, J. C. 
Mussell; 152— R. J. Clark; 161— W. N. Francis, Roy Foster, K. R. Holmes. 
163— H. G. Gibson; 164—1. E. Degraw, A. G. McNeil. 195— H. A. Os- 
bourne, F. J. McBride, Frank Ball; 213— A. R. Cameron; 217— John 
Craig, C. B. Ibbotson, J. H. E. Connell, T. Kinispland; 227— W. E. Lash- 
way, R. McMillion, G. A. Eggleton; 231— W. Hines, T. K. Johnston, T. S. 
Eversfield, James Smith, W. N. McMaster, S. S. Riley, Edwin Davison, J. 
Van Everd, R. C. Dover; 238— E. J. Brown, N. W. Greenslade, W. C. 
Mawson, W. K. Marshall, G. J. O'Leary; 240— F. Masterson, C. A. Taylor; 
241— A. A. Robinson, L. T. Henderson, S. Appleton; 249— E. O. Webster; 
251— W. T. Owens, Alexander Harris; 252— Cecil Gray, A. Heather, T. W. 
Pretty, D. McK. Wilson; 254— W. T. Petterson; 255— D. W. Morgan. 



RESTORATIONS 1960 

1— E. Brown; 2— B. J. Fradenburgh; 5— G. B. McCormick; 6— L. E. 
Stacey; 16— Hyman Could; 18— E. C. Calverley; 45—W. B. Onyon; 54— 
B. P. Skill; 55— C. O. Hains; 61— W. H. Laidlaw; 64— H. R. Main; G5— 
D. C. D. H. Stewart; 80— L. R. English; 80— A. E. Woollard; 104— J. J. 
Dall, W. Sargent; 135— W. E. Carnegie; 146— W. S. Squire; 148— G. 
Puddifoot; 164— G. Dawson; 212— Joe Goldes; 215— W. B. Dempsey; 
219— David Stuart, P. Wakelin; 232— Arthur Marsh; 242— E. C. McAuley; 
252 — W. V. Atmore, L. F. Brown; 255 — C. Drennon. 



DEMITS 1960 

1_W. P. Kelman, J. F. Tweddell, F. S. Donaldson; 2 — A. T. Paddon; 
3 — Peter Hanson; 4 — T. E. Magner, J. W. Chapman; 5— Wm. Nepsted; 
7— D. J. Freeman; 8— Harold Sibbert, J. S. Healy; 15— A. E. Bowd; 16— 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1961 105 

J. C. Cockrane, J. A. McLean, A. C. McG. Deruchie, A. A. Liddiard, J. 
Armstrong, H. T. Hill, J. Parkington, J. M. Hayes; 19— G. H. Mikkel- 
borg, G. Rorison, J. Nelson R. C. Pierce, William Wray, W. H. Norman, 
H. J. Carmichael, S. B. O. Valentin; 22— R, T. Alexander, J. G. Cum- 
mings; 23— W. J. Clark; 24— W. C. Waite, J. Dungavell, W. E. Jephson; 
27—0. Gulbronson, L. Stoodley; 28— S. W. Bowers; 31— E. B. Morris, G. 
E. Mason, R. A. McAlpine, E. J. Williams, W. Henley, D. B. Cole; 32— S. 
J. Purdy, J. E. Riddell; 36— D. C. Rattenbury, J. W. Watson, J. J. Craig, 
J. M. McNeil; 37— E. E. Jones; 40— F. C. Anderson, B. W. Varty, John 
Lecrone, T. Brown; 44 — M. E. Cooper, W. M. Evans; 47 — S. A. Bingham, 
F.'R. Sillett; 4*8 — J. A. B. Wilson; 54— M. F. Jones; 55— Wm. R. Mc- 
Kenzie, F. M. Hicks; 59— L. Easton, C. M. Bracken, E. Huck; 61— A. J. 
McGregor, C. H. Campbell; 62— C. 0. Bagnell, Russell Purdy, R. S. John- 
ston; 65— J. R. Kelsey, William Scott, W. J. Laurie, W. R. Salter, D. J. 
McLeod, F. E. K. Udell; 66— G. S. Ferris; 67— T. Wilson, W. M. Martin; 
71— L. A. Hamilton; 73— H. D. Bates, G. Stephens; 76— W. Bromhall; 80 
—A. J. Stanley, W. E. Burbank, G, R. Jackson, E. A. Price, C. D. Kelly; 
81^J. H. F. Adams, Quinton Cook, Clinton Kipp, N. J. Grey; 82— W. L. 
Dawson; 83— A. McC. Telford, W. H. Watson; 84^-Richard Carson, Nor- 
man Carson; 88 — Bruce Rose, Orlah J. Martin; 90^G. W. Mulholland, M. 
Margolis, Harry Pateman; 91 — Earl Brooks, A. U. Parkinson, W. R. 
Sharpe; 94— H. E. Bouch; 95— C. Brown; 102— J. R. Norris, Gordon Kerr, 
A. R. Lockington; 103— C. J. Price; 104— Percy King, R. Wallbank, E. C. 
Cox; 110— M. E. Smith, C. M. McConnell, G. J. Stunden, F. A. Wiggins; 
117— M. B. Bowman, D. L. Crone; 119^-E. J. Churchill, A. Rymal G. 
Adams, A. E. Coppen; 130 — J. N. H. Norton, Frank Tomkinson; 131 — C. 
R. Waugh, C. R. Golden, G. Edmonds, Donald Mel. McLeod; 132— W. J. 
Wilson; 133— T. W. Leeson, A. C. Lake, A. D. Pearce; 144— James Sloan; 
145— G. H. Brining, H. Porter, E. G. Clarke, I. L. Scott, E. N. E. Wil- 
liams, Robert Clarke, C. C. Read, R. T. Kerr; 146— Percy Felker, H. Mc- 
Donald; 147— Harold Fraser; 151— W. J. Fiebig, S. J. King, H. B. Cot- 
nam; 152 — Norman Muir, A. J. Quinn; 153 — G. F. Harrison; 155 — C. W. 
Houghton; 164— A. J. Fletcher; 167— R. L. Tipping, E. W. Gamble; 184— 
J. R. Sherk; 195— H. A. Douglas, H. McM. McColl. W. C. McKee, G. P. 
Ross; 212 — Abbey Brown, Leo More, Albert White, R. Reiken, Henry B. 
Lurie; 215 — J. E. Richard; 217 — J. E. Gibb, Norman Verrill, T. A. 
Cook; 220--H. W. Probert, C. O. Carpenter; 222— W. H. M. Hoskin; 
E. J. Schoenherr, H. L. Richey; 223 — W. J. Farrer, Glen Hutchinson ;224 
— Hugh Macintosh, Norman Leslie Grieveson, T. Patterson; 225 — Robert 
E. Fair, E. C. Johnston; 231— H. Baines, A. W. Lamkin, G. F. Ewing, A. 
W. Passfield, E. Trowell; 232— E. M. Grose; 233— A. Munro, M. Scrim- 
geour; 235— T. E. H. Fisher; 23-8— T. H. Mantz, M. C. Robinson; 239— E. 
D. Renand, M. J. Rutherford, G. W. James; 240— C. Comfort; 241— H. F. 
Coon; 243 — George Britton, G. A. Rush, W. A. James; 246 — Frank 
Gosselin, John Munday, W. C. Farr, Stanley Wilson, L. C. Wessel, L. A. 
Ritchie; 249— C. B. Tyrrell; 251— E. C. Anderson, F. Austin; 252— Karl 
H. Hadley; 253— Charles Jewell; 255— H. Pickersgill; 257— Donald Gray; 
259— Robert Hunter. 



106 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

ST. CLAIR DISTRICT No. 1 
R. Ex. Comp. Bill White, Wheatley, Ont. 

47. Wellington Chatham 119. King Cyrus Leamington 

71. Prince of Wales Amherstburg 153. Sombra Wallaceburg 

73. Erie Ridgetown 164. Lome West Lome 

80. Ark Windsor 230. Bleinheim Bleinheim 

88. MacNabb Dresden 25X). Thomas Peters Windsor 

LONDON DISTRICT No. 2 
R. Ex. Comp. Cameron Terry Smith, Inwood P.O., Ont. 
3. St. John's London 81. Aylmer Aylmer 

5. St. George's London 150. London London 

15. Wawanosh Sarnia 214. Vimy Inwood 

53. Bruce Petrolia 238. The St. Andrew London 

54. Palestine St. Thomas 242. St. Paul's Lambeth 

74. Beaver Strathroy 247. Nilestown Nilestown 

78. Minnewawa Parkhill 252. Hiawatha Sarnia 

WILSON DISTRICT No. 3 
R. Ex. Comp. Peter Worthington, 35 Abigail Ave., Brantford, Ont. 

18. Oxford Woodstock 115. Brant Paris 

20. Mount Horeb Brantford 253. Regal Port Dover 

23. Ezra Simcoe 255. Tillsonburg Tillsonburg 

41. Harris Ingersoll 

WELLINGTON DISTRICT No. 4 
R. Ex. Comp. Donald Van Norman, 11 Sunset Dr., Orangeville, Ont. 

32, Waterloo Gait 218. Prince Edward Shelbume 

40. Guelph Guelph 221. Durham Durham 

67. Enterprise Palmerston 234. Halton Georgetown 

83. Ionic Orangeville 245. Preston Preston 

117. Kitchener Kitchener 

HAMILTON DISTRICT No. 5 
R. Ex. Comp. Gordon K. Brown, 8 Dunn St. S., Oakville, Ont. 
2. The Hiram Hamilton 175. The Hamilton Hamilton 

6. St. John's Hamilton 224. Keystone Hamilton 

75. St. Clair Milton 236. Caledonia Caledonia 

104. White Oak Oakville 243. McKay Stoney Creek 

155. Ancaster Ancaster 

HURON DISTRICT No. 6 
R. Ex. Comp. John William McFadyen, Tiverton, Ont. 

24. Tecumseh Stratford 84. Lebanon Wingham 

30. Huron Goderich 129. Elliot Mitchell 

46. St. James St. Marys 130. Chantry Southampton 

63. Havelock Kincardine 146. Bernard Listowel 

66. The Malloch Seaforth 147. Lucknow Lucknow 

NIAGARA DISTRICT No. 7 
R. Ex. Comp. Wm. Southward Coolin, 18 Cameron Dr., St. Catharines, Ont. 

19. Mount Moriah St. Catharines 69. Grimsby Grimsby 

29. McCallum Dunnville 76. Mount Nebo Niagara Falls 

55. Niagara Niagara-on-the-Lake 184. Hugh Murray Fort Erie N. 
57. King Hiram Port Colborne 240 . Smithville Smithville 

64. Willson Welland 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1961 107 

TORONTO EAST DISTRICT No. 8 
R. Ex. Comp. John J. Mahaffey, Box 23, Ringwood, Ont. 

4. St. Andrew and St. John 163. The Beaches Toronto 

Toronto 205. Victoria Thornhill 

8. King Solomon Toronto 217. St. Alban's Toronto 

62. York Toronto 225. Beaver Toronto 

65. St. Paul's Toronto 235. Aurora Aurora 

79. Orient Toronto 241. University Toronto 

135. Succoth Uxbridge 258. Tyrian Stouffville 

145. The St. Patrick Toronto 

TORONTO WEST DISTRICT No. 8A 
R. Ex. Comp. Bryan Cyril Alford, 42 Forthbridge Cres., Downsview, Ont. 

77. Occident Toronto 220. Lebanon Lambton Mills 

91. Toronto-Antiquity Toronto 230, Port Credit Port Credit 

138. Shekinah Toronto 231. The St. Clair Toronto 

195. Peel Brampton 232. King Cyrus Toronto 

212. Mount Sinai Toronto 233. Oakwood Toronto 

215. Mimico Mimico 246. Humber Weston 

219. Ulster Toronto 260. Centennial Streetsville 

GEORGIAN DISTRICT No. 9 
R. Ex. Comp. Gordon George Sinclair, Box 292, Wiarton, Ont. 

27. Manitou Collingwood 167. Kichikewana Midland 

34. Signet Barrie 198. Couchiching Orillia 

56. Georgian Owen Sound U.D. Sequin Parry Sound 

131. Amabel Wiarton 

ONTARIO DISTRICT No. 10 
R. Ex. Comp. Albert Wm. Watkins, 563 Arndon Ave., Peterborough, Ont. 

28. Pentalpha Oshawa 94. Midland Lindsay 

35. Keystone Whitby 110. Warkworth Warkworth 

36. Corinthian Peterborough 134. King Darius Cannington 

37. Victoria Port Hope 168. Ionic Campbellford 

45. Excelsior Colborne 249. Palestine Bowmanville 

48. St. John's Cobourg 

PRINCE EDWARD DISTRICT No. 11 
R. Ex. Comp. Harold Frederick Burke, 105 Byron St., Trenton, Ont. 

7. The Moira Belleville 72. Keystone Stirling 

26. St. Mark's Trenton 144. Presq'ile Brighton 

31. Prince Edward Picton 161. Madoc Madoc 

44. Mount Sinai Napanee 227. Quinte Friendship Belleville 

ST. LAWRENCE DISTRICT No. 12 
R. Ex. Comp. John Keith Forbes, Box 15, Kemptville, Ont. 

1. Ancient Frontenac and 68. Maitland Kemptville 

Cataraqui Kingston 112. St. John's Morrisburg 

22. Grenville Prescott 113. Covenant Cornwall 

59. Sussex-St. Lawrence 132. Leeds Gananoque 

Brockville 

OTTAWA DISTRICT No. 13 
R. Ex. Comp. John Joseph Carpenter, 15 Cornelia St., Smiths Falls, Ont. 

16. Carleton Ottawa 148. St. John's Vankleek Hill 

61. Granite Almonte 151 Laurentian Pembroke 

116. Maple Carleton Place 210. Kitchener Russell 

114. Bonnechere Renfrew 222. Ottawa Ottawa 

133. St. Francis Smiths Falls 226. Prince of Wales Perth 

143. Glengarry Maxville 248. Dochert Arnprior 



108 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

ALGOMA DISTRICT No. 14 
R. Ex. Comp. Ernest Maitland Newman, 226-4th St. N., Kenora, Ont. 

82. Shuniah Port Arthur 152. Alberton Fort Frances 

90. Golden Kenora 254. Golden Star Dryden 

140. Fort William Fort William 259. Quetico Atikokan 

149. Atwood Rainy River 

NEW ONTARIO DISTRICT No. 15 

R. Ex. Comp. Horace W. Walker, 118 Breton Rd., Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. 

58. Pembroke Mattawa 103. St. John's North Bay 

95. Tuscan Sudbury 257. Espanola Espanola 

102. Algonquin Sault Ste. Marie 

TEMISKAMING DISTRICT No. 16 
R. Ex. Comp. John Connell Kincade, Iroquois Hotel, Iroquois Falls, Ont. 

169. Temiskaming New Liskeard 223. Abitibi Iroquois Falls 

203. Cobalt Cobalt 251. Kirkland Kirkland Lake 

213. Northern Lights Timmins 

FIRST PRINCIPALS— 1961 

Chapters 

1. Ancient Frontenac and Cataraqui — R. H. Seymour, 3-3rd Ave., 
Kingston. 

2. The Hiram— H. C. H. Rose, 563 Guelph Line, Burlington. 

3. St. John's— G. Phipps, 545 Chester St., London. 

4. The St. Andrew and St. John — Dr. O. B. Dickinson, 28 Inneswood 
Dr., Scarborough. 

5. St. George's — M. G. Trussler, 1016 Hamilton Rd., London. 

6. St. John's — S. J. H. Quiney, 4 Dunning Cres., Dundas. 

7. The Moira— C. S. Lowther, 19 Wellington Cres., Belleville. 

8. King Solomon's — W. G. Dobinson, 62 Donlands Ave., Toronto 6. 

15. Wawanosh— J. D. Bald, 379 Bright St., Sarnia. 

16. Carleton— W. Tennant, Stittsville. 

18. Oxford— R. B. Town, 286 Briarhill Rd., Woodstock. 

19. Mount Moriah— L. T. McMann, 37 Wellington St., Thorold. 

20. Mount Horeb— W. E. C. Webber, Box 933, Brantford. 

22. Grenville — K. N. Laushway, Box 670, Prescott. 

23. Ezra— F. L. Grigg, 182 Head St. N., Simcoe. 

24. Tecumseh— F. S. Wolfe, 24 Rankin St., Stratford. 

26. St. Mark's— K. Hutchinson, 46 Queen St., Trenton. 

27. Manitou— E. J. Taylor, 471 First St., Collingwood. 

28. Pentalpha— W. F. Borman, 283 Thomas St., Oshawa. 

29. McCallum— G. L. Pyle, R.R. 2, Lowbanks. 
3'0. Huron— R. S. Henderson, Box 283, Goderich. 

31. Prince Edward — L. Hagerman, R.R. 1, Picton. 

32. Waterloo— J. E. Goatley, 121 Hespeler Rd., Gait. 

34. Signet— D. J. L. Keast, 94 Eccles St., Barrie. 

35. Keystone— S. E. Smith, 305 St. John St. W., Whitby. 

36. Corinthian — J. W. Morrison, 369 Hunter St. W., Peterborough. 

37. Victoria— K. IV. Stevenson, 112 Hope St. N., Port Hope. 

40. Guelph— W. Smith, 322 Stevenson St. N., Guelph. 

41. Harris— I. D. Baskett, Solford. 

44. Mount Sinai — F. K. Hill, Napanee. 

45. Excelsior — R. E. F. Pacey, Colborne. 

46. St. James — V. I. Mcintosh, St. Marys. 

47. Wellington— R. Meen, 142 Williams St., Chatham. 

48. St. John's— A. W. Robertson, 447 George St., Cobourg. 
53. Bruce— P. C. McPhedran, Petrolia. 






ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1961 109 

54. Palestine — J. H. Hutchinson, 64 Carleton St., St. Catharines. 

56. Georgian— G. S. Matthias, Box 308, Walkerton. 

57. King Hiram — G. Douglas Penwarden, 149B Clarence St., Port Col- 
borne. 

59. Sussex-St. Lawrence— F. W. Grant, R.R. 3, Brockville. 

61. Granite — William Porter, Elmonte. 

62. York— J. M. Hood, 329 Eglinton Ave. E., Toronto. 

63. Havelock— G. Downey, R.R. 1, Tiverton. 

64. Willson— J. C. L. McKeand, Box 78, Port Robinson. 

65. St. Paul's— J. F. Boehm, 35 Rykert Cres., Toronto 17. 

66. The Malloch— D. Cooper, Kippen. 

67. Enterprise — G. Hunt, Palmerston. 

68. Maitland — K. Bruce, Kemptville. 

69. Grimsby — G. A. DeQuetteville, 16 Garden Dr., Grimsby. 

71. Prince of Wales— C. Watt, Essex. 

72. Keystone-^S. B. Irven, R.R. 4, Stirling. 

73. Erie— F. Yardley, 57 Baxter St., Chatham. 

74. Beaver — G. C. Searson, Watford. 

75. St. Clair — C. Anderson, Oakville. 

76. Mount Nebo — N. Farrington, Queenston. 

77. Occident — C. Aikins, 111 Elmer Ave., Toronto. 

78. Minnewawa— A. H. Walper, R.R. 3. Parkhill. 

79. Orient— A. E. O'Haloran, 7 Dunstall Cres., Box 595, West Hill. 

80. Ark — A. O. Lounsbury, R.R. 1, Tecumseh. 

81. Aylmer — F. Bowen, Aylmer. 

82. Shuniah— H. D. Blanchard, 190 Winnipeg Ave., Port Arthur. 

83. Ionic— C. W. Eanon, 74 John St., Orangeville. 

84. Lebanon — C. Thompson, Teeswater. 

88. MacNabb— D. Frank Smith, R.R. 1, Dresden. 

90. Golden— W. O. Fonger, 506 First St. S., Kenora. 

91. Toronto-Antiquity — W. Dixon, 65 Mirrimar Cres., Scarborough. 

94. Midland— L. T. Dunning, 65 Albert St. N., Lindsay. 

95. Tuscan— A. F. Beach, P.O. Box 186, Sudbury. 

102. Algonquin — R. B. Bizley, 95 Poplar Ave., Sault Ste. Marie. 

103. St. John's— A. J. Mellis, R.R. 3, Anita Ave., North Bay. 

104. White Oak— E. J. Flippance, 344 Fourth Line, Oakville 
110. Warkworth — C. Buchanan, Codrington. 

112. St. John's— G. W. Gorrell, Morrisburg. 

113. Covenant— N. T. M. Tuck, R.R. 1, Long Sault. 

114. Bonnechere — J. Joynt, 70 Peter St., Renfrew. 

115. Brant— -J. E. Reid, Paris. 

116. Maple— F. K. McEwen, R.R. 2, Carleton Place. 

117. Kitchener — G. A. Braby, 50 Van Camp Ave., Kitchener. 
119. King Cyrus — F. Hilton, 49 Wigle St., Leamington. 

i29. Elliot— H. A. Carter, Atwood. 

130. Chantry — C. Armstrong, Paisley. 

131. Amabel — R. Keene, Mount Forest. 

132. Leeds — F. H. Scriviner, Gananoque. 

133. St. Francis— R. S. McLean, 28 Johnston St., Smiths Falls. 

134. King Darius— C. E. McPhail, R.R. 1, Woodville. 

135. Succoth— J. A. Best, R.R. 1, Uxbridge. 

138. Shekinah— H. W. Clark, 91 Sheppard Ave. E., Willowdale. 
140. Fort William— A. E. Knox, 2130 Sells St., Fort William. 

143. Glengarry — J. M. Fitzgerald, Maxville. 

144. Presqui'le — H. J. Morgan, Hilton. 

145. The St. Patrick— R. A. Gibson, 18 Crestland Ave., Toronto 6. 

146. Bernard — H. McDermitt, Fordwich. 

147. Lucknow — C. Edmund, Lucknow. 

148. St. John's— G. D. Watson, Vankleek Hill. 

149. Atwood — V. K. Croxford, Rainy River. 



110 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

150. London— W. E. Boyle, 676 St. James St., London. 

151. Laurentian — J. E. Brown, R.R, 6, Pembroke. 

152. Alberton — C. R. Lyons, 1106 Victoria Ave., Fort Francis. 

153. Sombra — L. Dredge, 2 Turnbull Ave., Wallaceburg. 
155. Ancaster— G. Calder, R.R. 3, Stamford Station P.O. 
161. Madoc — H. D. Sears, Madoc. 

163. The Beaches— E. R. Ansell, 83 Coady Ave., Toronto 8. 

164. Lome — J. H. Rowe, Iona Station. 

167. Kichikewana— L. Roberts, 211 Manley St., Midland. 

168. Ionic— J. A. McMullen, Campbellford. 

169. Temiskaming — E. A. Pearson, Haileybury. 
175. The Hamilton— J. E. Piercy, 197 Prospect St., Hamilton. 
184. Hugh Murray — L. A. Mann, 212 Emerick Ave., Fort Erie. 
195. Peel^J. E. Archdeacon, 85 Mill St. N., Brampton. 
198. Couchiching— J. C. McMurray, 391 Elm Rd., Stouffville. 
205. Victoria— W. S. Hinchley, Concord. 
210. Kitchener — D. Casselman, Winchester. 

212. Mount Sinai— F. Sheldon, 3 Forest Ridge Dr., Toronto. 

213. Northern Lights — F. H. Bowman, Box 485, Schumacher. 

214. Vimy— G. McPhail, R.R. 2, Alvinston. 

215. Mimico— B. J. Rodd, 2-13th St., New Toronto. 

217. St. Alban's— A. H. Baldwin, 469 Main St., Toronto 13. 

218. Prince Edward — Douglas Wake, Rosemont. 

219. Ulster— P. K. Taylor, 208 Chatham Ave., Toronto 6. 

220. Lebanon — H. A. Harris, 175 Holmes Ave., Willowdale. 

221. Durham— W. C. Hutchinson, R.R. 2, Markdale. 

222. Ottawa— W. H. Waters, 1609 Alter Vista Dr., Ottawa. 

223. Abitibi— F. Brown, Ansonville. 

224. Keystone — E. W. Lawrence, Mount Hope. 

225. Beaver— J. E. McFadden, 129 Chine Dr., Toronto IS. 

226. Prince of Wales— W. Kerr, Fallbrook. 

227. Quinte Friendship— A. Pierson, 169 Church St., Belleville. 

230. Port Credit— J. H. Wilton, 354 Prince Edward Dr., Toronto 18. 

231. The St. Clair— A. Settle, 424 Harvie Ave., Toronto 10. 

232. King Cyrus— F. W. Thorn, 23 Mclennan Ave., Toronto. 

233. Oakwood— E. C. Burrell, 1830 Dufferin St., Toronto 10. 

234. Halton— S. Penrice, 10 Market St., Georgetown. 

235. Aurora— F. Hare, R.R. 3, King. 

236. Caledonia— K. Lang, R.R. 3, Caledonia. 

238. The St. Andrew— F. S. Archibald, 390 Princess Ave., London. 

239. Blenheim— L. Fisher, R.R. 2, Blenheim. 

240. Smith ville—W. Haining, R.R. 1, Hanon. 

241. University— A. W. Fox, 191 Millwood Rd., Toronto 7. 

242. St. Paul's— S. N. Ellenor, 44 Thorncrest Cres., Kensal Park, London. 

243. McKay— W. L. Bell, 19 Charles St., Stoney Creek. 

245. Preston— F. Barton, 442 Lowther St. S., Preston. 

246. Humber — L. Harron, 2223 Lawrence Ave., Weston. 

247. Nilestown — H. Shiach, 231 Vancouver St., London. 

248. Dochert — R. Levi, Arnprior. 

249. Palestine— R. J. Dilling, Box 371, Bowmanville. 

250. Thomas Peters — H. Particelli, 1696 Highland Ave., Windsor. 

251. Kirkland— H. G. Fick, 99-5th St., Kirkland Lake. 

252. Hiawatha — A. James Facer, 322 Wellington St., Sarnia. 

253. Regal— Wm. C. McNeilly, Port Dover. 
2»54. Golden Star— Paul Dalseg, Box 577, Dryden. 
255. Tillsonburg — Mervin A. L. Hicks, R.R. 1, Ostrander. 

257. Espanola — William R. Cameron, Espanola. 

258. Tyrian — Norman Wagg, Goodwood. 

259. Quetico — John S. Boone, Box 597, Atikokan. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1961 111 

260. Centennial — Harry Bruce Banks, 40 Suburban Dr., Streetsville. 

261. Sequin — E. Lome Jackson, Box 103, Bala. 
U.D. King David— 

NAMES AND ADDRESSES SCRIBES "E" OF CHAPTERS— 1961 

Chapter 

1. Ancient Frontenac and Cataraqui — T. N. Clarke, 173 MacDonnell St., 
Kingston. 

2. The Hiram— E. M Marshall, 137 Emerald St. S., Apt. 11, Hamilton. 

3. St. John's — Chas. G. Smuk, 20 Thornton Ave., London. 

4. The St. Andrew and St. John — James Bain, 76 Ellerslie Ave., Wil- 
lowdale. 

5. St. George's — J. A. Kennedy, 1601 Stoney Brook Cres. N., London. 

6. St. John's— Fred Scott, 41 Fairfield Ave. N., Hamilton. 

7. The Moira— S. H. Lennox, 265 Bleeker Ave., Belleville. 

8. King Solomon— Gordon McConnell, 30 Rolph Rd., Toronto 17. 

15. Wawanosh — Harold R. Marriott, 216 Kathleen Ave., Sarnia. 

16. Carleton — Stuart Gilmour, 86 Pretoria Ave., Ottawa. 

18. Oxford— R. D. McKenzie, 41 Wellington St. S., Woodstock. 

19. Mount Moriah — Arthur Omer, 52: Linden St., St. Catharines. 

20. Mount Horeb— R. W. E. McFadden, 4 Hart St., Brantford. 

22. Grenville— C. P. Laushway, R.R. 1, Prescott. 

23. Ezra— Thos. C. Holland, P.O. Box 160, Simcoe. 

24. Tecumseh — George S. Atkins, 257 Ontario St., Stratford. 

26. St. Mark's— G. Thompson, 6 Bowen Dr., Trenton. 

27. Manitou— R. H. Davidson, 361 Cedar St., Collingwood. 

28. Pentalpha— W. R. Jones, 367 Garden Court, Oshawa. 

29. McCallum— J. R. H. McCarthy, 703 John St., Dunnville. 

30. Huron— Wm. H. Roope, Box 94, Goderich. 

31. Prince Edward— Fred R. Greatrix Jr., Box 882, Picton. 

32. Waterloo — Gordon J. Johnson, 56 Landsdowne Rd. S., Gait. 

34. Signet— A. G. Bowie, R.R. 5, Barrie. 

35. Keystone— Charles W. Stafford, 107 Dundas St. E., Box 316, Whitby. 

36. Corinthian — D. Miller, 312 Boswell Ave., Peterborough. 

37. Victoria— C. P. McElroy, 80 Strachan St., Port Hope. 

40. Guelph — Jas. A. Robertson, 3 Eramosa Rd., Guelph. 

41. Harris — Lyle L. Mansfield, Box 815, Ingersoll. 

44. Mount Sinai — G. L. Brown, Dr., Selby. 

45. Excelsior — W. J. Troop Jr., Colborne. 

46. St. James— J. W. Durr, St. Marys. 

47. Wellington — H. D. Paulucci, 47 Wilson Ave., Chatham. 

48. St. John's— Eric W. Niles, 140 Brook Rd., Cobourg. 

53. Bruce — Robert M. Story, Petrolia. 

54. Palestine— K. S. Woodward, 45 Redan St., St. Thomas. 

55. Niagara — I. W. Aldridge, 6 Youngblut Ave., St. Catharines. 

56. Georgian— C. J. Baxendale, Dr., 142-3rd St., A.W., Owen Sound. 

57. King Hiram— L. L. Doan, 803 Elm St., Port Colborne. 

59. Sussex-St. Lawrence — James Rustin, 164 James St. E., Brockville. 

61. Granite — Cyril Osborne, Box 657, Almonte. 

62. York— Harold A. Armstrong, 1102 Avenue Rd., Toronto 12. 

63. Havelock — H. J. Norman, Kincardine. 

64. Willson — Raymon S. Doan, 122 Norway Ave., Welland. 

65. St. Paul's— W. P. Gruer, Dr., 347 Glengarry Ave., Toronto 12. 

66. The Malloch— Austin Matheson, Box 487, Seaforth. 

80. Ark— Clarence W. Flett, 442 Askin Blvd., Windsor. 

81. Avlmer — Ray E. Moore, Box 1011, Aylmer. 

82. Shuniah— S. H. Green, 669 Red River Rd., Port Arthur. 

83. Ionic— W. J. McCall— l-3rd Ave., Orangeville. 

84. Lebanon — A. J. H. MacDonald, Box 467, Wingham. 



112 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

88. MacNabb— Hugh M. Dunlop, R.R. 6, Dresden. 

90. Golden— J. F. Bellamy, Box 538, Keewatin. 

91. Toronto- Antiquity —Alfred Geary, 74 Shanley St., Toronto 10. 

94. Midland— L. A. Gilkinson, 2 Wellington St., Lindsay. 

95. Tuscan— P. A. Coates, 107 Pine St., Sudbury. 

102. Algonquin — V. B. Bizley, 35 Borron Ave., Sault Ste. Marie. 

103. St. John's— W. L. Brown, 1040 Front St., North Bay. 

104. White Oak— J. E. Taylor, 380 Morrison Rd., Oakville. 
110. Warkworth — William J. Newman, Norham. 

112. St, John's— E. J. MacDougal, Box 215, Morrisburg. 

113. Covenant — George E. McCutcheon, 515 Guy St., Cornwall. 

114. Bonnechere — H. Young, 137 Raglan St. N., Renfrew. 

115. Brant— H. J. Broughton, Box 402, Paris. 

116. Maple— Reg. I. Cross, Box 386, Carleton Place. 

117. Kitchener — William E. James. 276 Margaret Ave., Kitchener. 
119. King Cyrus — Gordon Bloomfield, 10 Howard Ave., Leamington. 

129. Elliott— J. K. Taylor, Box 238, Mitchell. 

130. Chantry— W. H. Gorrell, Box 100, Port Elgin. 

131. Amabel — Orville Greig, Wiarton. 

132. Leeds— R. G. Kelly, Box 697, Gananoque. 

133. St. Francis— C. A. Bailey, 29 Glen Ave., Smiths Falls. 

134. King Darius — Lloyd G. Parliament, Box 312, Cannington. 

135. Succoth— Harry V. Watson, Box 397, Uxbridge. 

138. Shekinah— R. R. Parsons, 846 Glencairn Ave., Toronto 19. 
140. Fort William— H. C. Nisbet, 2.110 Arthur St., Fort William. 

143. Glengarry— Colin B. McDermid, P.O. Box (232, Maxville. 

144. Presqui'le — Chas. A. Wilson, Box 40, Brighton. 

145. The St. Patrick— J. R. Legacy, 48 Braeside Rd., Toronto 12. 

146. Bernard— W. H. Sargent, Box 373, Listowel. 

147. Lucknow — James Boyle, Lucknow. 

148. St. John's— M. J. McLeod, 8 Smerden St., Box 552, Hawkesbury. 

149. Atwood — Alex Warnuk, Rainy River. 

150. London— John N. Duffy, 1245 Wilton Ave., London. 

151. Laurentian — Lorn A. Schultz, 291 Doran St., Pembroke. 

152. Alberton— Donald C. Baldwin, 725 Scott St., Box 516, Fort Francis. 

153. Sombra — John Burnett, 444 Duncan St., Wallaceburg. 

155. Ancaster — E. L. Walker, Ryckman's Corner P.O., Hamilton. 
161. Madoc — D. Kernohan, Box 519, Madoc. 

163. The Beaches— T. J. Middleton, 9 Hollywood Cres., Toronto 8. 

164. Lome — Lloyd Butler, West Lome. 

167. Kichikewana — H. A. Humphries, 211 King St., Midland. 

168. Ionic— Wm. H. Brady, 32A Front St. N., Box 212, Campbellford. 

169. Temiskaming— S. R. Crooks, Box 100, North Cobalt. 
175. The Hamilton — Howard Ralph, Meadow Lane, Dundas. 
184. Hugh Murray— John A. Bell, 235 Emerick Ave., Fort Erie. 
195. Peel — M. G. Williamson, Snelgrove. 

198. Couchiching— H. K. Maynard, 109 Front St. S., Orillia. 
205. Victoria— G. J. Hall, 18 Kingsdale Ave., Willowdale. 
210. Kitchener — Wendell Stanley, Russell. 

212. Mount Sinai— Abraham Fox, 21 Tichester Rd., Apt. 401, Toronto 10. 

213. Northern Lights — C. S. Anderson, South Porcupine. 

214. Vimy— J. Sam Maddock, R.R. 1, Alvinston. 

215. Mimico— Albert E. Hunt, 90-5th St., New Toronto 14. 
217. St. Alban's — C. R. Kincaid, Homings Mills. 

219. Ulster — J. Llewellyn Hewson, 113 Gorevale Ave., Toronto 3. 

220. Lebanon— Wm. M. Creech, 4245 Dundas St. W., Toronto 18. 

221. Duram— H. C. McKechnie, Box 10, Durham. 

222. Ottawa— W. C. Pescod, 89 Glen Ave., Ottawa 1. 

223. Abitibi— W. D. Irving Went, P.O. Box 125, Iroquois Falls. 

224. Keystone— J. S. Drysdale, 800 Cannon St. E., Hamilton. 









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225. Beaver — John Broadfoot, 15 Hazelwood Ave., Toronto 6. 

226. Prince of Wales— L. V. Wood, Box 197, Perth. 

227. Quinte Friendship— Mont Barlow, 285 George St., Belleville. 

230. Port Credit— Ken Denison, 38 Maple Ave. S., Port Credit. 

231. The St. Clair— Herbert W. Powell, 48 Lincoln Ave., Toronto 13. 

232. King Cyrus— Wm. D. Harrison, 27'0 Oak Park Ave., Toronto 13. 

233. Oakwood — Reginald Harris, 547 Nairn Ave., Toronto 10. 

234. Halton — Jack Addy, 11 Arietta St., Georgetown. 

235. Aurora — E. J. Eveleigh, 43 Connaught Ave., Box 34, Aurora. 

236. Caledonia— Edgar C. Reid, 2:9 Argyle St., Box 151, Caledonia. 

238. The St. Andrew— A. V. Sedgwick, 194A Duchess Ave., London. 

239. Blenheim— Ernest B. Fryer, Little St., Blenheim. 

240. Smithville — S. Magder, Smithville. 

241. University — Ernest Pickles, 101 Gledhill Ave., Toronto 13. 

242. St. Paul's — Jas. B. Lawrence, Beck Memorial Sanatorium, London. 

243. McKay— John H. Lee, 10 Second St. S., Stoney Creek. 

245. Preston— L. R. Hertel, 58 Nelson St., Hespeler. 

246. Humber — G. C. Laing, 67 Cherrywood Ave., Toronto 10. 

247. Nilestown — Garfield M. Kirkpatrick, 381 Vancouver St., London. 

248. Dochert — George R. Clarke, Box 724, Arnprior. 

249. Palestine— L. W. Dippell, Box 1150, Bowmanville. 

250. Thomas Peters — Walter Hockney, 3530 Dominion Blvd., Windsor. 

251. Kirkland^Tames W. Bradley, 109 First St., Kirkland Lake. 

252. Hiawatha— Harry Russell, 282 Conrad St., Sarnia. 

253. Regal— E. S. Ford, Box 370, Port Dover. 

254. Golden Star— John H. Gibson. Box 174, Dryden. 

255. Tillsonburg— Charles H. Swatridge, RR 2, Courtland. 

257. Espanola — Norman C. Somerville, 29 Mead Blvd., Espanola. 

258. Tyrian — Harvey Coathup, Box 120, Unionville. 

259. Quetico — E. I. Swanbergson, Box 608, Atikokan. 

260. Centennial — Victor W. Newman, 154 Thomas St., Streetsville. 

261. Seguin— A. A. Gilchrist, Box 1072, Parry Sound. 

U.D. King David— John E. Richardson, 433 Main St. W., Hamilton. 



114 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

Grand First Principals - of the Grand Chapter oi Canada in 

Province of Ontario from 1957 to 1961 



*W. M. Wilson 1857 

♦Thompson Wilson 1858 

*T. D. Harington 1859-60 

♦John C. Franck 1861-2 

*T. D. Harington 1863-4-5-6 

7-8-9-10-1 

*S. B. Harmon 1872 

*C. D. Macdonell 1873 

*Jas. Seymour 1874 

*L. H. Henderson 1875-6 

*F. J. Menet 1877-8 

*Daniel Spry 1879-80 

*Donald Ross 1881-2 

*H. Macpherson 1883-4 

*Thos. Sargant 1885-6 

*Rob. Hendry Jr 1887 

*R. B. Hungerford 1888-9 

*J. J. Mason 1890-1 

*J. E. Harding 1892-3 

*J. Ross Robertson 1894-5 

*M. Walsh 1896-7-8 

♦Wm. G. Reid 1899-1900 

♦Wm. Gibson 1901-2 

*A. Shaw 1903-4 

♦William Roaf 1905-6 

♦John Leslie 1907-8 

* George Moore 1909-10 



♦Fred W. Harcourt 1911-2 

♦Daniel F. MacWatt 1913-4 

*Wm. S. R. Murch 1915-16 

♦A. S. Gorrell, M.D 1917-18 

*Wm. N. Ponton 1919-20 

♦H. S. Griffin, M.D 1921 

*Richard H. Spencer 1922-3 

♦Walter H. Davis 1924-5 

*Kenneth J. Dunstan 1926-7 

* Edwin Smith . . . 1928-9 
*Walter G. Price, D.D.S. 1930-1 
♦Chas. W. Haentschel, M.D. 1932-3 
♦Alexander Cowan 1934 

* George L. Gardner 1935-6 

*Wm. Y. Mills . 1937-8 

*Llewellyn F. Stephens 1930-40 

♦John M. Empey 1941-2 

John M. Burden . . . 1943-4 

Reginald V. Conover 1945-6 

Frederick W. Dean 1947-8 

Clarence MacL. Pitts 1949-50 

Alexander G. N. Bradshaw 1951-2 

♦John A. M. Taylor 1953-4 

John L. House 1955-6 

Maurice A. Searle 1957-8 

Bruce H. Smith 1959-60 



Honorary Past Grand First Principals and others of the Grand 
Chapter of Canada in the Province of Ontario 



*Henry Robertson 
*Kivas Tully 
*Hugh Murray 
*Harry H. Watson 



Elected Elected 

1888 *E. T. Malone 1919 

1891 *A. T. Freed 1920 

1903 *Sir John M. Gibson 1922 

1909 *Roderick B. Dargavel 1941 

Melville S. Gooderham 1957 



The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Galloway, Scotland— Grand Z. 1958 
R. Ex. Comp. Sir George Boag, England— Hon. Past Grand Supt. 1958 
R. Ex. Comp. William A. Laird, Scotland— Hon. Past Grand Scribe E. 1958 
R. Ex. Comp. William H. Sweeting, Victoria, Australia — Hon. Past Grand Prin. 
Soj. 1958 



Grand Scribes E. of the Grand Chapter of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario 



*Thomas B. Harris 1857-73 

*R. P. Stephens 1874-75 

♦Daniel Spry 1876-77 

*David McLellan 1878-91 

*Thomas Sargant 1892-98 

♦Deceased 



♦George J. Bennett 1899-1915 

♦Henry T. Smith 1916-1928 

♦Edwin Smith 1929-1949 

Fred J. Johnson 1949-1959 

Maurice A. Searle 1960-1961 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1961 115 

GRAND REPRESENTATIVES OURS 

AT GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA IN PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 

Grand Chapter Name Residence 

Alabama Robert N. McElhinney 69 Fuller Avenue, Toronto 3 

Alberta R. V. E. Conover Box 207, Brampton 

Argentina Dr. Fraser Hay 165 Victoria Ave. N., Listowel 

Arizona Percy W. Rogers 144 Geoffrey Street, Toronto 3 

Arkansas J. Howard Coleman . 104 Lincoln Park Ave., Sarnia 

British Columbia John A. Mackie 10 Reigate Road, Toronto 18 

California Don Calder R.R. 1, Brooklin 

Colorado Dr. Chas. B. Parker . . 149 South Drive, Toronto 5 

Connecticut Dr. L. Noble Armstrong 185 Brock St., Kingston 

Delaware Wm. J. Grierson 161 Eglinton Ave. E., Toronto 12 

Dist. of Columbia B. H. Smith 169 Dufferin Ave., Belleville 

Florida M. S. Gooderham 244 Inglewood Drive, Toronto 

Georgia E. T. Querney 321 Laura Ave., Sudbury 

Idaho J. Sinclair 174 Dahlia Ave., Ottawa 

Illinois J. W. Woodland 595 St. Clair Ave. W., Toronto 10 

Indiana A. L. Tinker 28 Anderson Street, Toronto 7 

Iowa Carroll E. Griffin ... 358 Thorold Road West, Welland 

Ireland R. W. E. McFadden 4 Hart Street Brantford 

Kansas A. P. Goering 72 Amelia Street, Hamilton 

Kentucky Rev. A. S. H. Cree Leamington 

Louisiana Jos. Carson 689 Colborne Street, London 

Maine M. Roy Anderson ... 333 Bleeker Street, Belleville 

Manitoba Percival S. Jannison . . 633 Albert St. E., Sault Ste. Marie 

Maryland Frank Todd 3000 Yonge St., Toronto 

Massachusetts A. J. Stringer 101 MacLean Ave., Toronto 8 

Michigan Fred W. Dean . . 244 Holton Ave. South, Hamilton 

Minnesota F. Carl Ackert . . . . i Lincoln Avenue, Gait 

Mississippi H. T. C. Humphries .... 53 ciegg Street, Ottawa 

Missouri C. Percy Eagles 46 Quebec Street, Midland 

Montana David Harcus 152 3 Walsh St., Fort William 

Nebraska A V. Roy Box 57 Napanee 

Netherlands Chas. A. Batt 16 Holloway St., Belleville 

Nevada Jos. Lofthouse, D.D. 2 3 Melrose Avenue S., Hamilton 

New Brunswick A. Cavanagh 619 Wallace St., London 

New Hampshire N. M. Sprague Trenton 

New Jersey G. H. Shannon 30 Spetz Street, Kitchener 

New Mexico J. A. Kennedy 1601 Stoneybrook Cr. N., London 

New South Wales Fred J. Johnson 400 Lake Promenade, Long Branch, 

._ Toronto 14 

m-w £? r i k ^ £ ohn T M X B ^ rd i n 126 Old Orchard Grove, Toronto 12 

m^L % a ar ^ 2 r - J - Aus t in Evans 309 Avenue Road, Toronto 7 

w™J£ £ a £°i ma Benjamin S. Scott 9 ProS pect Avenue, London 

North Dakota J. L Hewson 113 Gorevale Avenue, Toronto 3 

Nova Scotia C. M. Pitts P Box 374, Ottawa 

2£ ° H - A - Jp- N - Bradshaw 6 55 Waterloo Street, London 

Oklahoma Andrew F. Tannahill 5 p au lline Ave., Toronto 

2l^ gon , • • •• ^ rni - E- Treganza 920 Mercer Avenue, Windsor 

Pennsylvania John L. House 14 Person Avenue, Toronto 13 

Philippines Chas. W. Emmett 1310 Tecumseh Park Drive, Port 

^ v. Credit 

Quebec Maurice A. Searle Apt. 206, 111 Oriole Parkway, 

^ Toronto 7 

§v^H nsland .,■••■ £ ei L A ^, MacEachern Waterloo 

Slw i sland f • If- Brennan Leamington 

Saskatchewan .... J E. Girven 581 Weller Street, Peterborough 

t™,*£ n £ ,• £ le w ¥,M anah 107 Albertus St., Toronto 

o H? Carolina . . Herb F. Thomson 69 Clarence Street, Kingston 

South Dakota J. C. Day RR . i, Brimley Rd. N., Agincourt 

Switzerland L. B. Morrison 252 Briar Hill Rd., Toronto 

Tennessee Chas. Fotheringham . 70 Brock St. E., Tillsonburg 

tt* x ^ s Allan C. Mason 65 Hohner Avenue, Kitchener 

Utah Lloyd B. Gillespie 410 Eden Avenue, Ottawa 

Vermont Chas. H. Sheppard . 1896 Delaware St., Niagara Falls 

Victoria Alex Wishart 327 Simcoe St., Woodstock 

v r irg ^nia Fred G. Smith 146 Broadway Avenue, Ottawa y 4 

Washington Reginald J. Lewis 421 St. Clarens Avenue, Toronto 

western Australia C. Everett Wood 115 Catherine Street, Belleville 

West Virginia H. A. Fred Schytte 109 Yonge Blvd., Toronto 12 

Wisconsin Dr. S. Perlman 353 Bathurst Street, Toronto 2B 

Wyoming George Shute 426 Cartier Avenue, Sudbury 



116 



GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 



GRAND REPRESENTATIVES 

FROM GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA IN PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 

Grand Chapter Name Residence 

Alabama Walter F. Estes 531-19th N.. Birmingham 

Alberta J- D. O'Dell Edmonton 

Arizona Harold J. Fulton 627 W. Central St., Coolidge 

Argentina R- W. Haxell 3355 Sucre, Buenos Aires 

Arkansas L. W. Williams Box 105, Osceola 

British Columbia A. R. Byrnell 1375 Kamloops St., Vancouver 

California Angus L. Cavanagh . 2032 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles 

Colorado E. L. Bartholick 414 Equitable Bldg., Denver 

Connecticut C. J. Fairhurst Norwalk 

Delaware Elmer S. Howell 2106 Jefferson St., Wilmington 

Dist. of Columbia Lucien G. Yung Apt. 201 - 2803 Nicholson Street, 

W. Hyattsville, Md. 

Florida H. J. Wendland 1019-14th St. West, Bradenton 

Georgia T. B. Elfe 1301 Vineville, Macon 

Holland D. P. Harmsen Hofbrouckerlaan 10, Oegstgeest, E.C, 

Idaho Chas. Hartung 430 No. 6th St., Payette 

Illinois Garland F. Thomas ... 6102 Dorchester Avenue, Chicago 37 

Indiana William H. Baugh . . 6011-16th Ave. N., St. Petersburg, 

Fla 

Iowa L- Paul Morris .... Bedford 

Ireland Donald McGaughey ... 40 Upper Arthur St., Belfast 

Kansas Roy H. Clossen Cof feyville 

Kentucky Allen Earl Bell Moreland 

Louisiana Rev. Alton A. McKnight Box 574, DeQuincy 

Maine John G. Faas Benton Station 

Manitoba Frank W. Brownell . . 82 McAdam Avenue, Winnipeg 

Maryland . • • Gerald M. Pine Denton 

Massachusetts W. F. Clark 660 Belmont Street, Watertown 

Michigan Arthur Burke 1721-16th Street, Port Huron 

Minnesota C. A. Olsen 6121 Worden Street, Duluth 

Mississippi Justin N^ Jones Hattiesburg 



Missouri Chester Selby 

Montana Marion A. Averill 

Nebraska Hammond A. Sharp 

Nevada Carl F. Dodge 

New Brunswick Fred E. Mallory 
New Hampshire Rev. William Barnes 
New Jersey Adrien B. Hommell 

New South Wales Norman Soutar 

(Australia) 
New York Clifford A. McDonald 



New Zealand 
New Mexico 

North Carolina 
North Dakota 
Nova Scotia 
Ohio 



Norman B. Spencer 
William L. Ranville 

Henry A. Barrow 
Clifford E. Miller 
P. S. Cochrane . . 
J. A. Gorham 



Oklahoma Frank E. Eldred 



Oregon 

Pennsylvania 

Philippines 

Quebec 
Queensland 

(Australia) 
Rhode Island 
Saskatchewan 
Scotland 



Rex. W. Davis 
Arthur L. Miller 
Primo I. Guzman 

Arthur J. Osgood 
Dr. L. T. Jobbins 



K. S. Wilder 

Lome Johnson 

The Rt. Hon. The Earl 

of Galloway 
Wm. N. Bradford Sumter 



South Carolina 

South Dakota Joseph Hansen 

Switzerland Franz G. W. Schetelig 

Tennessee R. K. Roney, Sr 

Texas J. O. Caruthers .... 

Utah Herman L. Bauer 



Lebanon 

Box 254, Choteau 

4016 North 26th, Omaha 

Fallon 

R.R. 6, Woodstock 

32 Prospect Street, Lancaster 
57 Main Street, Sussex 

8 George's River Road, Croydon 
Park, Sydney 
55 South Vernon Street, Middleport, 
New York 
Box 315, Auckland, CI. 
1515 Los Tomases Drive, N.W., 

Albuquerque 
James City 
Fargo 
Wolfville 

Box 276, Bellevue 
R.F.D. No. 1, Drumright 
841 Saginaw Street, Salem 
1303 Arkansas Ave., Pittsburg 16 
No. 8 E. Jacinto Street, 

Mandaluyong, Rizal 
216 Lafayette Street, Montreal S. 
113 Wickham Terrace, Brisbane B.17 

33 Elder Ave., East Providence 
503 Sterling Trust Bldg., Regina 

76 Queen Street, Edinburgh 2 






Horley 

43 Titlisstrasse, Zurich 

Newbern, Route 2 

Box 151, Rosenburg 

2626 Highland Drive, Salt Lake 

City 6 

Vermont George E. Cummings Windsor 

Victoria Allen Grant . 6 Second Ave., East Kew, 

(Australia) Melbourne 

Virginia Claude E. Schools 130 W. Belvedere Rd., Norfolk 

Washington . . Albert Jensen 3917 Densmore Avenue, Seattle 

Western Australia Dr. J. L. Rossiter "Larras Lee", Karrinyup, via Mt. 

Hawthorne 

West Virginia ... C. C. McGhee Huntington 

Wisconsin S. J. Dunn Box 204, 1018 Racine Ave., 

^V cjukcshici 
Wyoming Carl S. Gilbert Laramie, 1610 Custer Street 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1961 117 

GRAND SECRETARIES 

FROM GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA IN PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 

Grand Chapter Name Residence 

Alabama Gordon L. Evatt Box 98, Mas. Temple, Montgomery 1 

Alaska A. A. Johnson 117-3rd Avenue, Anchorage 

Alberta (G.S.E.) F. J. Hand 1717-28th Avenue W., Calgary 

Argentina A. Lappas 1557 Junior St., Buenos Aires 

Arizona Joseph A. E. Ivey Box 1488, Mas. Temple, Tuscon 

Arkansas . C. D. Hill Box 2216, Little Rock 

British Columbia (G.S.E.) E. B. Baker . . . 4659 W. 8th Ave., Vancouver 8 

California Chester D. Newell .... Room 423, Mas. Temple, San 

Francisco 

Canada (G.S.E.) M. A. Searle Room 514, Temple Bldg., Toronto 

Colorado Harry W. Bundy Room 300, Mas. Temple, Denver 

Connecticut Bliss W. Clark Box 838, New Britain 

Delaware Alfred H. Coe 1500 Industrial Tr. Bldg., 

Wilmington 99 

Dist. of Columbia R. N. Babcock 801-13th St. N.W., Mas. Temple, 

Washington 

England (G.S.E.) J. W. Stubbs Freemasons Hall, London W.C.2, 

Gr. Queen Street 

Florida John B. Phelps Box 283, Miami 

Georgia W. Tom Bateman C/o Grand Chap, of Georgia, R.A.M., 

811 Mulberry Street, Macon 

Idaho Rod R. Fletcher 5212 Bel Air, Boise 

Illinois Lyle Melvin Masonic Temple, Dixon 

Indiana Earl B. Forney 1204 Main St., Elwood 

Iowa Ross J. Gamblin Bullock Bldg., Atlantic 

Ireland James O. Harte Freemasons Hall, Moleworth St., 

Dublin 

Kansas Chas. S. McGinnis 320 West 8th Street, Topeka 

Kentucky Chas. K. A. McGaughey Richmond Road, R.R. 7, Lexington 

Louisiana Lee W. Harris Box 404, Mas. Temple, Alexandria 

Maine Earle D. Webster Masonic Temple, Portland 

Manitoba (G.S.E.) C. J. Hutchings 15 Crowson Bay, Fort Garry, 

Winnipeg 9 
Maryland .... D. Ross Vansant, Jr. . Masonic Temple, Baltimore 

Massachusetts W. F. Clark Room 703, Mas. Temple, Boston 16, 

Michigan Orlow J. Myers Masonic Temple, Battle Creek 

Minnesota E. A. Wold 4645 Ewing Ave. S., Minnesota, 10 

Mississippi Sid. F. Curtis Meridan 

Missouri Bruce H. Hunt Box 529, Trenton, Miss. 

Montana Wm. A. Thaanum 218 So. Roberts St., Helena 

Nebraska Carl R. Greisen 401 Mas. Temple, 19th and Douglas, 

Omaha 
Nevada C. A. Carlson, Jr. 206 E. Telegraph, Carson City 

New Brunswick (G.S.E.) Roy E. Crawford P.O. Box 184, St. John 
New Hampshire Hiram W. Johnson 3 Highland Avenue, Antrim 

New Jersey H. R. Pine 32 South Ohio Ave., Atlantic City 

New Mexico Elmer H. Rieman Post Office Box 6719, Roswell 

New South Wales F. R. Sinden Manchester Unity Building, 160 

(Australia) Castlereagh Street, Sydney 

New York George A. Lambert Masonic Temple, New York 10 

New Zealand (G.S.E.) E. Cannons Box 1845, Wellington 

North Carolina Chas. C. Ricker Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway, 

Asheville 

North Dakota Clifford E. Miller Box 1269, Fargo 

Nova Scotia .... (Gr.Sec.) H. F. Sipprell Box 322, Halifax 

Ohio Ralph W. Smith P.O. Box 32, Westerville 

Oklahoma James A. Lathin Masonic Temple, Muskogee 

Oregon Richard H. Trusant 1119 S.W. Park Ave., Portland 5 

Pennsylvania John C. F. Kitselman Masonic Temple, Broad and Filbert 

Streets, Philadelphia 7 

Philippines Antonio Gonzalez 1440 San Marcelino, Manila 

Quebec (G.S.E.) H. Pickering . . . 1559 St. Mark Street, Montreal 

Queensland . C. W. Coulter Box 425 F. Brisbane 

(Australia) 

Rhode Island H. A. Reed 160 Grace Street, Cranston 10 

Saskatchewan (G.S.E. Alfred A. Wilson 2223 Rae Street, Regina 

Scotland . W. A. Laird 76 Queen Street, Edinburgh 2 

South Carolina . . . Henry F. Collins 901 Palmetto State Life Building, 

Columbia 1 
South Dakota . ...Elvin F. Strain Box 468, Masonic Temple, Sioux 

Switzerland H. O. Mauerhofer Box Transit 954, Berne 2 

(Helvetia) 

Tennessee T. E. Doss 100-108 Seventh Ave. N. (Box 216), 

Nashville 2 



118 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA 

Grand Chapter Name Residence 

Texas Fred F. DeVaney P.O. Box 296, Waco 

Utah Bert Atwater Masonic Temple, Salt Lake City 

Vermont Aaron H. Grout Masonic Temple, Burlington 

Victoria (G.S.E.) H. O. Thomas 164 Flinders St., Melbourne C.l 

(Australia) 

Virginia Carl Frank Wood . Masonic Temple, 107 W. Broad St., 

Richmond 20 
Washington Walter H. Steffey . . . 2323 East 127th St., Seattle 55 

Western Australia Chas. G. Kenworthy . No. 6 Bank of N.S.W. Chambers, 

65 St. George's Terrace, Perth 

West Virginia . . . Nelson S. Orkney P.O. Box 367, Webster Springs 

Wisconsin Earl G. Gile 207E Michigan St., Milwaukee 2 

Wyoming F. Sims Masonic Temple, Casper 

General 

Grand Chapter Roscoe R. Walcutt 1605-8 East Broad St., Columbus 15, 

Ohio 
England-Wales . Lt. Col. J. W. Chitty Mark Masons' Hall, 40 Upper Brook 

(M.M.M. Lodge) Street, London W.l 



INDEX OF PROCEEDINGS OF GRAND CHAPTER 

Page 

ADDRESS (Report of Activities) of GRAND Z. 16 

ANNIVERSARIES 21 

ARCHIVE COMMITTEE 74 

AWARDS DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL 

Report of Committee 76 

BANQUET ANNUAL 96 

BENEVOLENT COMMITTEE 

Members 97 

Report of Committee 76 

BY-LAWS 

Amendments to Chapter By-Laws 28 

COMMITTEES OF GRAND CHAPTER 97-98 

COMMUNICATIONS AND GREETINGS 91 

CONDITION OF CAPITULAR MASONRY 

Committee on 98 

Committee Report 76-79 

CONSTITUTION LAWS AND JURISPRUDENCE 

Committee on 98 

CORRESPONDENCE FRATERNAL 

Committee on 98 

Report (See Back of this Book) Appendix 

CONVOCATIONS 

A nnua 1 : Toronto 4 



CREDENTIAL COMMITTEE 

Report 10-14 

DEATHS 84 

DEMITS 104-105 

DISPENSATIONS 27 

DISTINGUISHED GUESTS 6 

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL 76 

Committee on Award 98 

Report of Committee 76 

DISTRICTS 1 TO 16, LIST OF 

With Chapters 106-108 

EDUCATION AND INSTRUCTION 

Committee 98 

ELECTION 

Report 87-88 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND APPOINTMENTS 

Members 93-95 

FINANCE COMMITTEE 

Members 98 

Report of 79-81 



Page 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT 

Auditor's Report 63-69 

FIRST PRINCIPALS OF CHAPTERS 

List of Names and Addresses 108-111 

FRATERNAL DEAD 

Committee on 98 

Report of Committee 81-87 

GEOGRAPHICAL SURVEY 

Report of 92 

GRAND CHAPTER 

Appreciation 29-30 

Opening 6 

Closing 91 

Call Off 87 

Call On 87 

Recommendation 28 

GRAND Z. 

Address 16-31 

Report of Committee on 70-74 

Visitations 19-20 

GRAND FIRST PRINCIPALS 

Elected 114 

Honourary 114 

GRAND MASTER 

Remarks 54 

GRAND REPRESENTATIVES 

List of 115-116 

Recommended 21 

Roll Call 14-15 

GRAND HISTORIAN 

Election 75 

GRAND SECRETARIES 

List of, with Addresses 117-118 

GRAND SCRIBE E. 

Report of 57-60 

Past Grand S. E's 114 

GRAND SUPERINTENDENTS 

Confirmation of Appointment 97 

Reports of 32-54 

GRAND TREASURER'S 

Financial Statement 55 

GRIEVANCES AND APPEALS 

Committee 98 

Report of Committee 72 

HONOURS 21 

INSTALLATION 93 

INTERNATIONAL EVENTS 29 



Page 

INVESTMENTS 

Committee on 98 

Report of Committee 71 

MASONIC LIBRARY, TORONTO 25 

MEMBERSHIP 26-27 

Committee 98 

Report of Committee 88-91 

MINUTES 

Confirmation 9 

MEMORIAL SERVICE 7 

NECROLOGY (OUR DEPARTED COMPANIONS) 18 

NOMINATIONS 

Special Committee 29 

OBSERVATIONS 

By Grand Z. (Conclusion) 30-31 

OFFICERS OF GRAND CHAPTER 

Appointed 93-95 

Elected 97-98 

PAST RANK 26 

PLACE OF MEETING 88 

PRESENTATION 

Past Grand First Principals 8 

Toronto Districts 9 

Presentation of Jewels 22-24 

PRINTING SUPPLIES 

Committee on 98 

Report 70 

REPORTS 

(Committee Reports Listed Under Committee) 

Grand Historian 75 

Grand Scribe E 57-60 

Grand Superintendents 32 

Grand Treasurer 55 

RESTORATIONS 104 

SCRIBE E. OF CHAPTERS 

Names and Addresses 111-113 

STATISTICAL TABLES 99-105 

SUSPENSIONS 104 

TORONTO DISTRICTS EXTEND WELCOME 8 

VICTORY THANKSGIVING BENEVOLENT FUND 

Financial 'Statement 56 

Committee on 97 

WARRANTS AND DISPENSATIONS 

Committee on 98 

Report of Committee 72 



FRATERNAL 



CORRESPONDENCE 



REVIEW OF THE GRAND CHAPTERS 

Alphabetically Arranged 

Page 

Alaska 6 

Alberta 7 

Arizona 8 

Ireland 23 

Kansas 24 

Louisiana 25 

Maine 26 

Manitoba 28 

Maryland 30 

Michigan 31 

Mississippi 33 

Missouri 35 

Mexico 36 

Nebraska 37 

Nevada 39 

Arkansas 8 

British Columbia 10 

California 11 

Colorado 13 

England 14 

Georgia 15 

Idaho 17 

Illinois 19 

Indiana 21 

Iowa 21 





Page 


New Brunswick 


39 


New Hampshire 


41 


New Mexico 


42 


New Zealand 


43 


North Carolina 


45 


North Dakota 


46 


Nova Scotia 


48 


Nova Scotia 


49 


Ohio 


49 


Oregon .... 


51 


Pennsylvania 


53 


Republic of the Philippines 


54 


Quebec 


56 


Rhode Island and Providence Plantations 


58 


Scotland 


60 


South Carolina 


62 


South Dakota 


63 


Tennessee 


64 


Texas 


66 


Utah 


67 


Vermont 


68 


Victoria 


70 


Virginia 


72 


Washington 


73 


West Virginia 


75 


Wisconsin 


76 


Wyoming 


77 



CAPITULAR REVIEW 

Annual Review of the Proceedings of Other Grand Chapters 

To the Grand First Principal, Officers and Companions of the Grand 
Chapter of Canada in the Province of Ontario, 1961: 

It is again my pleasure to present for your approval a REVIEW of 
the I960 1 Proceedings of Sister Jurisdictions in Royal Arch Masonry 
throughout the world. 

It is a very delightful and rewarding experience, though at times 
somewhat arduous, to visit, through the medium of the printed word, 
some fifty-odd States, Provinces and Countries as they convene each 
year to give account of their stewardship, to assess their progress and 
achievements, and to make recommendations and offer suggestions for 
the welfare of Royal Arch Masonry and the healthy preservation of its 
Ancient Landmarks. For this privilege I thank you and trust that my 
services, in this regard, may meet with your approval and satisfaction. 

I should also like to thank various Reviewers in Sister Jurisdictions 
for the encouragement offered in their kindly comments on my efforts 
to convey to you and to other Grand Bodies interesting and significant 
accounts of their annual activities. 

Some Companions may say, "What are the purposes of these Re- 
views?" To my mind they should fulfill several useful purposes and 
produce certain beneficial results. In the first place, the Reviews should 
help maintain FELLOWSHIP with Sister Jurisdictions to many of which 
it is out of the question to send representatives to their Annual Convoca- 
tions. Secondly, the exchange of ideas through Fraternal Reviews evi- 
dences our mutual interest in mutual problems and a willingness to 
share our experiences in the hopes of a successful solution of these 
problems. Thirdly, they should convey to the Companions of all Chapters 
a sense of the great potential power of Capitular Masonry for the estab- 
lishment of a better world of goodwill, fellowship and peace, the basic 
need of mankind in our day. Finally, the reading and study of Fraternal 
Reviews should contribute to the enlightenment of our Companions, 
locally, and inspire them to put forth greater individual efforts to live 
the great lessons of Masonry to the benefit of themselves and of all 
mankind. 

The question now arises — "Is the publication of Reviews achieving 
any or all of these purposes to a greater or lesser degree?" If not, does 
the fault lie in the Reviews or in THE USE MADE OF THEM ? 

From surveys that I have made during the past year in Ontario 
Chapters I am led to believe that Companions GENERALLY ARE NOT 
GETTING THE OPPORTUNITY, or are not taking advantage of the 
opportunity, to receive the benefits that I have suggested. One copy of 
our Annual Proceedings is sent to the First, Second, and Third Principals 
for their own use, another copy goes to the Scribe E., who files it away 
[files are kept for years back], and present Grand Chapter officers get 
one copy. The great majority of Companions rarely see a copy. I recom- 
mend to the consideration of the Grand First Principal that at least ONE 
of these copies should be on the Scribe E.'s desk at every regular Convoca- 
tion to be loaned to any Companion who desires to take it home to read 
it. 

Condition of the Rite 

What do we learn from our study of some fifty-six Grand Chapter 
Proceedings as to the condition of the Rite? Is Royal Arch Masonry 



making progress, or is it continuing to show, year by year, smaller mem- 
bership, decreasing attendance and lukewarm loyalty to its teaching, 
tenets and principles ? Well, the answer is not a simple "yes" or "no." It 
depends upon whether one places greater emphasis on NUMBERS or 
upon EFFICIENCY, DEDICATION and ENTHUSIAM. If upon num- 
bers, we can supply you with figures from which you may draw your 
own definite conclusions. Let us consider some of these. 

Of the 47 returns of Grand Chapters which we analysed, 23 showed 
NET GAINS and 24 showed NET LOSSES. The TOTAL NET GAINS 
were 2,6S7, the TOTAL NET LOSSES 3,904; the AVERAGE NET GAIN 
of the former group was 115 and the AVERAGE NET LOSS of the 
latter group was 161. The gains varied from 7 to 388, and the losses 
from 7 to 1,037. [Total membership of these 47 Chapters is 611,394.] 

The largest single factors accounting for losses were: suspensions 
N.P.D., Demits and, of course, deaths (since the average age of our 
Companions, according to the Reviewer from Alabama, I960, is 58 years). 
[It may be that economic conditions of the past three years has had an 
adverse effect upon numbers.] The most frequent reasons given for de- 
creasing gains and actual losses are: lack of interest, listlessness or 
laziness, poor attendance (average about 16 per cent), competing enter- 
tainment and complexity of interests in modern life. 

On the other hand, our Reviews are filled with reports from various 
Grand Officers and committees, replete with expressions of satisfaction, 
confidence and enthusiasm. Let us note some of these: 

Iowa, 1960 — G.H.P. "This was a great achievement and sets a high 
goal for other Chapters to aim at (conferring all degrees, without out- 
side help on a class of 17 candidates)." Also Iowa: "There is nothing 
wrong with Masonry. It has stood the test of both time and experience. 
The ravages of time, the devastations of wars and the ridicule of the 
ignorant have failed to dim its lustre." 

California, 1960 — G. Scribe E.: "Reports of Inspectors and comments 
of several H.P.'s confirm a considerable improvement in Chapter 
MORALE and ACTIVITIES during the past year." 

Pennsylvania (1960) (41,000 with net loss 369). The G.H.P. says: 
"Much has been accomplished." 

Missouri (1960) — Address G.H.P.: "To give a true evaluation of the 
condition of the Rite is beyond the capability of one man, but I can give 
an OPINION, and that is that the general picture shows more AGGRES- 
SIVE LEADERSHIP and CARE in PLANNING." [With this I agree.l 
"I am sure that, if we continue along these lines, there is NO REASON 
WHY 1961 could not be a proud year for R.A. Masonry in Missouri." 

Success or Failure? 

Nebraska (I960)— Address G.H.P.: "We have some Chapters that 
will not answer any correspondence. There are a few Chapters in the 
State that are showing NO INTEREST whatsoever and three Chapters 
are INACTIVE." [After recommending that G. Chapter take immediate 
steps to remedy "this deplorable condition" he adds] "I am happy to 
report that the condition of R.A. Masonry in general is VERY GOOD. 
There seems to be a great deal of ACTIVITY and ENTHUSIAM in the 
majority of the Chapters." (Membership 8,284, Gain 11). 

[Most G.H.P.'s are wonderful OPTIMISTS. Let me give another 
illustration of the ability to see the silver lining.] Mississippi (I960) — 
G.H.P.'s Address: "I should like to feel justified in saying that every- 
thing is just lovely in the State of Mississippi as far as Capitular 



Masonry is concerned, but I cannot say this with a clear conscience, for, 
in spite of the fact that we have had a small gain in membership (116 
out of 10,813 to be exact), for which I am most grateful, I feel that we 
are not moving along progressively in our individual Chapters. I am 
afraid that the majority of our 58 Chapters are dragging a little. On an 
average, in the Chapters that I was able to visit, I found: attendance 
poor; ritualistic proficiency in opening and closing the Chapter inferior, 
and degree work unhealthy." [Yet even this plain speaking G.H.P. can 
find a BRIGHT SPOT on the horizon. A few lines later he continues] "I 
found that almost every Chapter has one, two, three or more good, hard- 
working Companions who are trying mighty hard to carry the whole 
load." 

Now I ask you from the quotations, facts and figures quoted above 
would YOU say that Capitular Masonry throughout the world was 
advancing, receding or merely standing fast in a troubled world which so 
badly needs what our Order has to offer ? Reading carefully the Reviews 
from A (Alabama) to W (Wyoming) may help each of you to make 
your own, and possibly a more accurate, assessment of the condition of 
Royal Arch Masonry in the world of 1961. 

Sincerely and fraternally yours, 

BENJAMIN S. SCOTT. 

Alaska 

The Eighth Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter Royal Arch 
Masons of Alaska was held at Fairbanks on August 20th, 195©. 

Chapters 5. Membership 609. Net Loss 22. 

M.E. Comp. William Byron Bevington, Grand High Priest. 

M.E. Comp. Sol. Gerstenfeld, Grand Secretary. 

Four Past Grand High Priests were present and were greeted by 
the Companions. 

Address of Grand High Priest — 

"For the eighth time we, the Companions of the State of Alaska, 
are presenting our Masonic work to be measured and tested. 

"We can consider ourselves fortunate that all of our Grand Officers 
have been spared to be in their regular places. We are very thankful. 
During the year Death called five of our Companions. Our belief in 
immortality leaves us with the hope that their Signet of Truth has 
been accepted by Jehova. 

"I have recommended the appointment of the following Companions 
as Grand Representatives of other Grand Jurisdictions near the Grand 
Chapter of Alaska: George Black, Palmer Chapter No. 8 — Illinois. 
Harry Tharp, Anchorage Chapter No. 3 — Argentina. 

"Upon the recommendation of their Grand High Priests, I appointed 
the following to represent the Grand Chapter of Alaska near their 
Grand Chapter: John C. Fretz — New York. Palmer Duerst — Wisconsin. 

"I regret to announce a net loss of 22 Companions through the State 
during the year. Let us strive to obtain new members and to keep all 
members interested." 

The Grand Treasurer reported a bank balance of $2,720.28 on August 
20th, 1960. 



Report of Committee on Rituals — 

No candidate for any capitular degree may be seated on the side- 
lines while one is taken through the degree, as this would cancel the 
number of trips around the altar which all initiates must symbolically 
travel. Research is continuing regarding the candidate's reply upon the 
presentation of his work in the Mark Master Degree. 

Report of Finance Committee recommended: 

Future stationery will have no names and the Grand High Priest 
and Grand Secretary will be provided with rubber address stamps. 

Rituals be provided for sale at $10.00 and their sale to members be 
encouraged. 

Report of Committee on Jurisprudence recommended: 

Preference should be given to Past Grand High Priests for Juris- 
prudence Committee appointments and that Grand Officers be used 
to a greater extent as Grand Representatives. 

There follows a copy of the Constitution of the Grand Chapter of 
Royal Arch Masons of Alaska as adopted February 7, 1953, together 
with by-laws and code of the Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of 
Alaska. 

Election of Officers: — 

M. E. Comp. Charles M. Marcott, Grand High Priest. 

M. E. Comp. Sol. Gerstenfeld, Grand Secretary. 

Alberta 

The 46th Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter of the Royal 
Arch Masons of Alberta was held at Calgary May 11th, I960. 

Chapters 31. Membership (January, 1960) 3,807. Increase 111. 

Grand First Principal, M.E. Comp. Charles M. Laverty. 

Grand Scribe E., M.E. Comp. Fred Hand. 

All officers and eleven Past Grand First Principals were in attend- 
ance. Among the distinguished visitors received and accorded appropriate 
honours was M. E. Comp. Luther Jordan, General High Priest who 
travelled 3500 miles to be present. 
Report of Grand First Principal — 

"I am grateful for the opportunity I have had during the past 
year of serving you as best I could. During the year I was only able 
to attend six district meetings, but I found each one of them quite 
outstanding. 

"One of the highlights in my visits during the year was the visit 
to Wapiti Chapter in Grand Prairie on September 12th. The three Edmon- 
ton Chapters combined to fill a bus. That evening we put on the Royal 
Arch Degree for Wapiti Chapter. 

"During the year I have stressed the idea that the Royal Arch 
Degree is the completion of the Master Mason's Degree. It was once 
a part of it. We should let the brethren know that the third Degree 
is not complete without it. This is part of our job." 

[Very interesting reports from the six Districts were submitted by 
the Grand Superintendents. I would like to quote from them at length 
for they contain many interesting observations, but space forbids.] 

The Grand Treasurer's statement showed a balance on hand Jan. 
29, 1960 of $2,761.66 with assets to the value of $13,955.95. 

Election of officers: — 

M. E. Comp. H. B. Wilks, Grand First Principal. 

M. E. Comp Fred Hand, Grand Scribe E. 



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Arizona 

The 60th Convocation of the Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of 
Arizona was held in Phoenix on October 27, 1959. 

Chapters 15. Membership 1,929. Net Gain 27. 

M.E. Comp. Alva N. Anderson, Grand High Priest. 

R.E. Comp. Joseph A. E. Ivey, Grand Secretary. 

All Grand Officers were present as well as 14 Past High Priest, 
38 Grand Representatives and many Distinguished Guests. All were 
welcomed and given appropriate honours. 

Address of Grand High Priest — 

"We are especially happy to have with us guests from other Grand 
Jurisdictions, as well as the heads of other Masonic Bodies of the state. 

Necrology 

"With sad hearts we pause to pay tribute to our Companions who 
have answered the final summons. Among these was a member of 
our Grand Family, R. E. Comp. Edward P. Schmitt, Grand Scribe, 
whose passing has left a vacancy that can never be filled. Our sym- 
pathy is extended to all the bereaved families. 

Visits 

"During the year I was able to visit every Chapter in this Grand 
Jurisdiction. It was also my good fortune to visit several Grand 
Chapters during their Annual Convocations. 

"Two scholarships were awarded during the year, one to Thomas 
Wayne Whipple of Prescott and the other to John Fleming Switzer 
of Tucson. I recommend that two scholarships of $400,000 each again 
be made available from the Royal Arch Objective Fund. I also recom- 
mend that the amount of $150.00 again be appropriated to the mis- 
cellaneous fund at the Arizona State School for the Deaf and Blind." 

The Grand Treasurer reported total balance and receipts of $10,443.46 
and total assets of $22,899.68. 

Report of Grand Lecturer — 

"Three Deputy Grand Lecturers were appointed and they have 
earnestly carried out their assigned work. The duties of this office are 
to assist all subordinate Chapters with matters pertaining to ritualistic 
work, equipment supplies and the promotion of Capitular Masonry 
throughout the state. Emphasis has been given to strengthening the 
weaker Chapters and to assist with the work in opening and closing, 
receiving guests and visiting officers and any other effort that might 
create more interest for the officers and those on the sideline." 

Election of Officers: — 

R. E. Comp. Estel W. Brooks, Grand High Priest. 

R. E. Comp. Joseph A. E. Ivey, Grand Secretary. 

Arkansas 

The 111th Convocation of the M.E. Grand Royal Arch Chapter of 
Arkansas was held on February 22, 1960, in the Alberta Pike Memorial 
Temple. 

Chapters 55. Membership 8,125. Loss 7. 

M.E. Jacob L. King, Grand High Priest. 

There were 13 Grand Officers present. Twenty-one Distinguished 
guests were in attendance, among the number being Most Excellent 
General Grand High Priest of the General Grand Chapter Royal Arch 
Masons J. Luther Jordan. They were welcomed and given appropriate 
Grand honours. 



7 Past Grand High priests answered the roll call and 36 Grand 
Representatives. Among those present was Canada's representative 
L. W. Williams. 

Address of Grand High Priest — 

"I had dreams that were not fully realized, but thanks be to God, 
we were able to accomplish many things. I believe that our position 
was strengthened during the year, even though we did end the year 
with a small net loss in membership. 

Necrology 

"Twice during the year the Grim Reaper has issued the dread 
mandate and summoned into His Eternal Presence, two of our beloved 
Past Grand High Priests — M. E. Comp. John W. Vaile and M. E. 
Comp. Oce E. Nichols. (On April 18th another Grand High Priest 
passed away in the person of M. E. Comp. E. R. Wynn). Many Com- 
panions throughout this Jurisdiction passed on during the year. We 
extend sympathy to all who have been bereaved. 

Visitations 

"During the year I made 39 official Chapter visits and two return 
visits. I was only able to visit two of our sister Grand Jurisdictions — 
Oklahoma and Texas. In all, I made 108 appearances at Masonic 
functions. Nine Grand Representatives of Arkansas were appointed 
by me near other Grand Chapters and three Grand Representatives 
near our Grand Chapter were nominated. 
Recommendations 

"I recommend that the appropriation for the work of the Commit- 
tee on Capitular Advancement for the coming year be not less than 
$1500.00, I recommend that the Committee on Finance appropriate an 
amount out of the surplus of this Grand Chapter to provide each Grand 
Officer with an official apron, and that this Grand Chapter expect them 
to wear them with their official jewels when making any official 
appearance. 

(Several other important changes in connection with Constitution 
were recommended.) 

"I say to you, my Companions, if Freemasonry is losing ground 
today in any part of the free world, it is because Masons have stopped 
living like Masons. I fear that too many men today possess the proud 
title of "Mason" are not concerned with what God's Holy Word teaches 
— i You cannot be a true Mason and disregard the laws of the land. 
Freemasons are taught from the very beginning of our Masonic career 
that we should obey the laws of the land, yielding allegiance to the 
authorities who afford us protection. If we follow the plan of the 
Great Architect of the Universe has designed for us, we will give freely 
of our time, our substance and our influence to make this world a better 
place in which to live. 

"If we are going to attract men of prominence and ability into our 
mystic circle, we must streamline our meetings, promote a better 
atmosphere of community co-operation and reveal to the world outside 
our walls, that Freemasonry teaches and trains men to be better men, 
better citizens, better church members, better husbands and fathers, 
and better servants of God." 

The report of the Grand Treasurer shows a healthy financial con- 
dition with receipts and bank balance of $16,590.92, and total assets of 
$51,482.96. 

The Grand Secretary reported a net loss in membership of 7. 4 
Chapters had more than 20 Exaltations, 9 Chapters had no Exaltations. 
13 Chapters reported excessive suspensions, 29 Chapters showed a gain 
in memberhip. 



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Exaltations increased from 221 to 306 during the year. Affiliations 
increased from 34 to 66. Reinstatements increased only 4 (an indication 
that — suspend them — they do not come back). 24 Chapters showed 
loss in membership. 

The Grand High Priest, M. E. Comp. J. Luther Jordan, spoke to 
the Grand Convocation in a most interesting manner. He outlined the 
reasons for the loss in Royal Arch membership, and cited a number of 
instances where inspired officers had taken hold of bad situations 
and, through hard work and intelligent leadership, had turned these 
Chapters around and now were showing great increase in membership. 
He outlined the efforts put forth by the General Grand Chapter in 
planting Royal Arch Masonry throughout the world. 

A very thorough and interesting REPORT was given by the Com- 
mittee on Capitular Advancement. 

"Chapters whose records in the past reflect an indifference or 
whose reports fail to show activity should be and have been in the 
past the prime target for the work of this Committee. The re-building 
and the re-vitalizing of a Chapter is not a job that can be done over- 
night, nor can it be accomplished in the space of one year. It is a slow 
process requiring the constant work and attention of the Zone instructor 
in whose area the Chapter is located, and more than this it requires 
the close co-operation and assistance of the Chapters in its area. Over 
the last few years much has been done to re-vitalize and re-establish 
some Chapters that have been dormant for years, but much remains 
to be done." 

Election of Officers: — 

M. E. Comp. Roy A Lang, Grand High Priest. 

M. E. Comp. Charles D. Hill, Grand Secretary. 



British Columbia 

The 42nd Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter Royal Arch 
Masons of British Columbia (with Jurisdiction over the Yukon Territory) 
was held on June 21st, 1960, at Vancouver. 

Chapters 38. Membership 5276. Net Gain 106. 

M.E. Comp. Olaf Nelson, Grand Z. 

M.E. Comp. Edgar B. Baker, Grand Scribe E. 

There were 8 Past Grand Chapter officers present and 25 Grand 
Representatives answered to their names. 

Among the visitors we noted M.E. Comp. H. Bruce Smith, Grand Z. 
Grand Chapter of Canada (in Ontario) and R.E. Comp. R. J. Lewis 
Grand Lecturer, Grand Chapter of Canada (in Ontario). 
Address of Grand Z. 

"It is with sincere regret that we must report to you the loss by 
death of eight well beloved Companions of our Grand Chapter as well 
as many of our Companions in our Grand Jurisdiction. We acknowledge 
our great debt of gratitude for the faithful services rendered by these, 
our friends and companions. We express our sympathy to the bereaved 
in this Jurisdiction as well as to those in other Grand Jurisdictions. 

"11 appointments of Grand Representatives near our Grand Chap- 
ter were made. 

("Switzerland, West Germany, and the Netherlands on the recog- 
nition of and exchange of representatives with their Grand Chapters.) 

"I issued commissions to Grand Representatives of this Grand 
Chapter at their respective Grand Chapters: Quebec, Switzerland, Neth- 
erlands, Saskatchewan, Iowa. 



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"My visitations throughout the year brought immense stimulation 
and encouragement to me. I appreciate the dignity with which I was 
received and the courtesy and hospitality extended to me. (A long list 
of official visits follows.) 

"The Grand Superintendents have performed their duties in a 
sincere manner, given much of their time and study to the welfare of 
their respective districts. I recommend that the rank of R.E. Comp. be 
conferred on them. I include in this recommendation R.E. Comp. J. W. 
Hoggan, who was Grand Superintendent of Yukon District No. 17 when 
the Yukon Territory was ceded by the Grand Chapter Royal Arch 
Masons of Canada (in Ontario) to the Grand Chapter of British 
Columbia. 

"I issued a Dispensation for the formation of a Chapter at Dawson 
Creek, to be named Dawson Creek Chapter, effective June 1st, 1960. 

"An Association of Past Grand First Principals has been formed 
with the object of furnishing suggestions and advice to Grand Z.s when 
requested to do so and otherwise to promote the study and practice of 
Capitular Masonry in this jurisdiction. 

"On my official visit to Yukon Chapter at Whitehorse, I had the 
great pleasure of presenting the Chapter with its Charter as a con- 
stituent Chapter of the Grand Chapter of British Columbia. 

"I feel safe in saying that the formation and progress of Craft 
Lodges has been in fair proportion to the growth of the population. 
However, for some reason or other, the growth of our Royal Craft has 
not been commensurate with that of the Craft Lodge members." 

The Grand Treasurer reported a balance in bank of $8703.73 and 
total investments of $20,000.00. 
Report of Grand Scribe E 

The summary of membership shows a net gain of 106, the lowest 
in 16 years. The main factor in the decline is a regrettable increase in 
losses by deaths, and an unusually large number of withdrawals. 

The number of admissions thus far in 1960 (5 months) is well above 
average. The Scribe E. can be, and usually is, the mainstay of his 
Chapter, but perhaps only the Grand Scribe E. is in a position to 
appreciate fully the immense value to Grand Chapter of a skilled and 
experienced Scribe E. We have lost the services of three most efficient 
and co-operative Scribes E. The District Superintendents and Grand 
Registrar gave interesting, detailed reports of individual Chapters. 

Rt. Ex. Comp. A. Fraser Reid, in his review of the Capitular World, 
makes a statistical analysis of the membership of Royal Arch. Masonry 
throughout the Capitular world that accords very closely with the com- 
ments and suggestions of many outstanding Reviewers. Attendance and 
leadership receive careful attention and informed comment. 

Election of Officers: — 

R.E. Comp. James R. Mitchell, Grand First Principal Z. 

M.E. Comp. E. B. Baker, Grand Scribe E. 

California 

The 106th Annual Convocation of Grand Chapter State of California 
was held in San Diego April 18 and 19, 1960. 

Chapters 127. Membership (January, 1960) 34,362. Net Gain 38S. 

M.E. Comp. Henry R. Sones, Grand High Priest. 

R.E. Comp. Chester H. Newell, Grand Secretary. 

Many distinguished companions "of our own and other Jurisdictions" 
were heartily welcomed by the Grand High Priest. Among the letters, 



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telegrams and reports conveying fraternal greetings was one from 

Canada. 

Necrology 

In his tribute to departed Companions the Grand High Priest said, 
"I would be remiss if I did not mention the name of one of our most 
beloved Past Grand High Priests, M. E. Comp. Leonard E. Thomas, 
who passed away July 24, 1959. The brilliant hues on the horizon of 
Royal Arch Masonry in California dimmed as his soul took leave and 
soared into the sacred heavens above." 
Public Schools Week 

"It affords us another opportunity of expressing our convictions 
that the Public Schools are the foundation of our Country's security. 
It is a free system of education out of which have emerged some of 
the greatest minds in the world's history. Pledging allegiance to our 
Public Schools is pledging allegiance to our American Flag." 
Order of D.E. Molay 

"We know it is in no wise affiliated with the Masonic Fraternity 
and does not hold promise of future membership but, Companions, we 
must not for an instant look away from this most prolific and promising 
field of future leaders! We must keep the soil fertile — rich — ready 
for a Masonic Harvest." [I quote the foregoing for the information of 
our Canadian Companions.] 

New Chapters: "It has been an inspiration and a joy to me to have 
played a part in the formation of these (three) new Chapters." 

State of the Order 

"I feel Capitular Masonry enjoyed a very successful year. There were 
1774 Exaltations in 1959 — an increase of 383. It means so much to 
feel the warmth of fraternal companionship when one is attending our 
meetings. This spirit should noticeably prevail when Royal Arch 
Masons get together." 

The Grand High Priest referred to increasing rents as a problem 
that faces many Chapters. 

York Rite Co-ordination: A meeting on the Committee on this 
subject was held in San Francisco at which the new three-in-one York 
Rite petition was discussed. "The demands for them in the Grand Secre- 
tary's office indicate they are being used and are helpful in promoting 
York Rite Masonry". 

Recommendations: Among these was one "That a Program of 
Procedure necessary in the Formation of New Chapters be compiled". 
Apparently there was considerable confusion in the minds of compan- 
ions during this formative period. Following the report of the Grand 
High Priest are seven pages of engagements and official visits almost 
daily from April 20, 1959, to April 22, 1960, which testify to the devotion 
and tremendous activity of M. E. Comp. Sones G.H.P. for the welfare 
of Masonry within his own and sister Jurisdictions. 

The Grand Secretary reported a net gain of 383 in membership and 
total receipts for year to March 1, 1960 of $53,090.72. The Grand Trea- 
surer reported total assets of $113,225.89 an increase of $9,209.78 during 
the year. _ 

An item from the report of the Grand Scribe is worthy of note. 
"Reports of Inspectors and comments of several High Priests confirm a 
considerable improvement in Chapter morale and activities during the 
past year. Notable success has resulted where High Priests have invited 
Chapter officers to their homes at least one night a month for rehearsals 
and discussion of Chapter business." 

The report of the Committee on Jurisprudence gave a lengthy 
detailed and judicious report upon the frequently misunderstood sub- 



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ject of waver of jurisdiction between states which is worth careful 
perusal on pages 61-64 of the proceedings. 

Election of Grand Officers: — 

Henry C. Spurr, M. E. Grand High Priest. 

Chester H. Newell, R. E. Grand Secretary. 

Their representative Donald Calder, Toronto, Ontario. 

Our representative Angus L. Cavanagh, Los Angeles. 

Colorado 

The 86th Annual Convocation of the M.E. Grand Chapter Royal Arch 
Masons of Colorado met on January 26th, 1961, at Denver. 

M.E. Comp. Frank Woods, Grand High Priest. 

R.E. Comp. Harry Bundy, Grand Secretary. 

The reception of distinguished guests was made the first order of 
business. The Roll Call of Grand Representatives of the Grand Chapters 
with which the Grand Chapter of Colorado is in fraternal relations was 
then given; and 29 answered!. 

Under escort of R.E. Comp. Glenn B. Van Fleet, incoming G.H.P. 
the officers of the General Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons pre- 
sently in business session in Denver at the Hilton Hotel, were admitted 
and introduced to the Grand Chapter. M.E. Comp. General G.H.P. Ed. 
Martini, of the General Grand Chapter then addressed the Grand Chapter 
of Colorado, calling attention to the fact that this was probably the 
greatest assemblage of 'General Grand Chapter Officers that would ever 
be seen in a constituent body. It probably would not be equalled any- 
where in this Triennial period except in the General Grand Chapter itself. 
After being cordially welcomed by G.H.P. Frank E. Woods, the General 
Grand Officers retired during an ovation tendered by the companions of 
the Grand Chapter of Colorado. 

M.E. Comp. G.H.P. Frank E. Woods presented his report covering 
the 16 month period. On its completion it was moved and carried that 
this be received 1 and printed in the Proceedings. 

Report of the Grand Treasurer Robert C. Croes was read, approved 
and adopted as was also the report of the Grand Secretary, Harry W. 
Bundy. 

The report of the Grand Lecturer, William C. Kelly was read and 
showed much activity in the Grand Chapter. 

In his usual fine manner M.E. Comp. Humbert Rees, Chairman of the 
Committee on Correspondence, reported the condition of the Royal Craft 
throughout the several jurisdictions of the world. 

The Committee on Dispensations and charters reported by Daniel 
Kelly, Chairman showed 1 that several chapters were liable to lifting of 
their charters due to inactivity. The incoming Grand High Priest Glenn 
B. Van Fleet later stated that this would be one of his objectives, to 
either revive the chapter or discontinue it as a dead branch on the tree 
of Masonry. This report was received and adopted. 

H. Baird, Whitaker, chairman on Royal Arch Advancement, reported 
at length on the activity of the committee throughout the jurisdiction, 
and his report was ordered printed in the proceedings which will be dis- 
tributed to the chapters and the different jurisdictions on completion, 
probably in about three months. 

[Those proceedings have not yet reached us as our deadline ap- 
proaches.] 

Clifford R. Morrison, Grand High Priest of New Mexico, called 
attention of all companions to the great celebration which the Grand 



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Chapter of New Mexico is planning for May 14, 15 and 16 near Las 
Vegas, New Mexico, and invited all to participate. 

The officers elected and appointed were installed. 

M.E. Comp. Glenn B. Van Fleet, Grand High Priest. 

R.E. Comp. Harry W. Bundy, Grand Secretary. 

M.E. Comp. Glenn B. Van Fleet announced that the appointment of 
committees would be made later. The business of this Grand Communi- 
cation having been completed, the Grand Chapter and Grand Convocation 
was closed in short but ample form. 

England 

Supreme Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of England held its 
Quarterly Convocation at Freemasons' Hall, London, on February 3, 
1960. 

M.E. Comp. Rt. Hon. The Earl of Scarsbrough, 1st Grand Principal. 

A large number of Past Grand Officers and the Principals and 
Past Principals of many subordinate chapters were in attendance. 

The President of the Committee of General Purposes (E. Comp. Sir 
George Boag) presented the following report: 

The Committee has received four Petitions for new chapters (names 
and locations (England) all given.) 

The Committee has received a Memorial from the Lily Chapter of 
Richmond No. 280, London, praying for a charter authorising the 
members to wear the Centenary Jewel. 
Chapters on Grand Chapter Register 1950 1954 1959 

London 649 672 699 

Provincial 1444 1509 1562 

District and abroad 303 310 333 

2397 2491 2594 

Grand Chapter Certificates 

1950 1954 1959 

Issued at Freemasons' Hall 6593 6000 6046 

Issued by Grand Superintendent Abroad 1105 1032 916 

7608 7032 6962 

The Committee regrets to report the death of 49 Present and Past 
Grand Officers. 

Address of the Grand First Principal — 

"You will, I am sure be interested to know that E. Comp. Sir Allan 
Adair is at present on a Masonic visit to West Africa, during the course 
of which he is installing E. Comp. the Hon. Mr. Justice Brett, as Grand 
Superintendent in and over Nigeria. 

"The Grand Scribe E. is also away on a Masonic visit to New 
Zealand, where he arrived last Sunday.. He will be making many 
Masonic contacts in that country. 

"Since the last Quarterly Convocation I have made five appoint- 
ments of Grand Superintendents. 

"On May 4th, 1960, the Quarterly Convocation was held at Free- 
masons' Hall, London. 

"A large number of Past Grand Officers and the Principals and 
Past First Principals of subordinate chapters were present. The Grand 
Chapter was opened in Ancient and Solemn form. The Committee of 
General Purposes announced that it had received petitions for eight 



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new chapters. The Committee has also to report that a Memorial has 
been received from the Unity Chapter No. 1160 praying that it may 
be detached from the Lodge Temperance and Benevolence No. 1160 
(which has now removed to London) and attached to* Fitze Lodge No. 
3406 Calcutta (Bengal). The Grand Superintendent in and over Bengal, 
and the two Lodges concerned, having accorded their consent, the Com- 
mittee recommends that the prayer of the Memorial be granted. 
Treasurer's Duties and Chapter Accounts 

The companions appointed to the Audit Committee should, when- 
ever possible, be senior members and have some knowledge of accoun- 
tancy. Receipts and disbursements for social functions such as Ladies' 
Nights must never be included in the accounts relating to Chapter funds. 

The Committee recommends that the Quarterly Convocation of 
Grand Chapter held on the last Wednesday in July should be done away 
with. The committee feels that the amount of business which has to be 
brought before the Grand Chapter does not really justify the holding 
of four meetings a year. The second recommendation is that this May 
meeting of Grand Chapter might be advanced to the day following the 
Annual Festival of Grand Lodge. The third recommendation is that with 
regard to the other two convocations, those in February and November, 
we should follow the suggested change which Grand Lodge is making 
and hold our Convocations on the second Wednesday in the month 
instead of the first. 

This was moved and duly agreed upon. 
The Grand Principals 

Lord Cadogan was made Deputy Grand Master at the March Quar- 
terly Communication of Grand Lodge. That means this: that just as the 
Grand Master automatically becomes the First Grand Principal so the 
Deputy Grand Master automatically becomes the second Grand Prin- 
cipal. Lord Cadogan is already Second Grand Principal, but today he 
will be formally installed. 

Lord Cadogan is a very able man. He holds prominent positions in 
many spheres. He is an hereditary trustee of the British Museum. His 
interests lie in many directions and he is very keen on Freemasonry. I 
wish you to give Lord Cadogan a welcome on taking over the office. 
(This was done accordingly.) 

The names of those appointed to Grand Office were read by Grand 
Scribe E. 

The third Quarterly Convocation was brief and largely given oyer 
to passing motions of which notices were previously given and to which 
reference has already been made. 

Georgia 

The 138th Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter Royal Arch 
Masons of the State of Georgia was held at Macon, April 20-21, 1960. 

Chapters 129. Membership 27,738. Net Gain 295. 

M.E. Comp. Harry M. Stanley, Jr., Grand High Priest. 

R.E. Comp. W. T. Bateman, Acting Grand Secretary. 

Eleven Grand Officers were present and 17 Past Grand High Priests. 

During the year Past Grand High Priest and Grand Secretary Wil- 
liam J. Penn passed away and a splendid tribute was paid to his memory 
by Comp. Daniel W. Locklin following which a portrait of Comp. Penn 
was unveiled. 

There were 111 Past High Priests in attendance and many distin- 
guished visitors. A telegram was sent to M.E. Comp. James C. Newton, 
Grand Treasurer, conveying best wishes for his recovery. This was 



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the first time Comp. Newton had missed being present at the Grand 
Chapter in 38 consecutive years. [A splendid record of service.] 

M. Ex. Comp. S. Bruce Hildebrand, Grand High Priest of the Grand 
Chapter of Nortn Carolina, extended greetings from the state and 
invited the companions of Georgia to visit the York Rite Bodies of 
their state in High Point during the month of May. 

[I have the honour to represent this splendid jurisdiction, North 
Carolina, near Canada.] 
Address of Grand High Priest — 

"It is gratifying indeed that so many chapters are represented, 
and to see the fine attendance. 

"During the year I made 185 visitations and conferred the Royal 
Arch Degree 42 times on 459 candidates; also 16 other Masonic Degrees 
on 127 candidates (a total of 587). I travelled 20,002 miles as your 
Grand Priest. Believing it to be in the interest of Capitular Masonry, 
I have issued many dispensations. 

"In addition to the death of our Grand Secretary, W. J. Penn Jr., 
who has served this body in that capacity for 27 years, 340 of our 
companions have passed through the final arch to their life everlasting. 
To the chapters of which they were members we extend our sympathy 
and to their loved ones we trust that God will sustain them in their 
bereavement. 

"I have made many visitations during the year. (14 pages of visi- 
tations — daily events from April 15, 1959, to April 19, 1960.) 

"In the death on July 30, 1959, of Most Excellent Companion W. J. 
Penn Jr. Grand Secretary, I thought I had lost my right arm. A map 
of his efficiency, loyalty, faithfulness and ritualistic ability and the 
wonderful faculty of never forgetting a name is seldom found. 

"Some of the things I have stressed are visitations and the talking 
up of Royal Arch Masonry wherever we go. We must not sit back 
and wait for the Blue Lodge Brothers to come to us for the Chapter 
Degrees. We must seek them and I urge you on every occasion to 
mention our wonderful organization to every potential candidate, telling 
him what he is missing in the way of further Masonic enlightenment, 
companionship and something for which we all vainly seek and do 
not receive until we are exalted. 

"I would recommend that our August Body buy a page in the 
Masonic Messenger for monthly use, and that a competent Companion be 
delegated to write these articles. 

"We are cheating the candidates and ourselves when the degrees 
are conferred by reading them from the ritual; also creating a bad 
impression concerning our beautiful degrees. I urge each one partici- 
pating to learn his part. (A total of 17 recommendations were made.)" 

Report of Grand Secretary showed a total gain of 1,466 and a total 
loss of 1,171 during 1959. Losses — demitted during 1959, 144; suspended, 
687; died, 340. Membership on roll January 1, I960, 27,738. 

Eleven Grand General Grand Chapter Certificates were presented 
to Chapters showing a gain of 10 per cent or more. 

Report of Grand Treasurer showed a balance in bank of $42,802.85 
with total assets of $116,266.41. 

Report of Committee on General Welfare — 

Your committee notes with pleasure and satisfaction the completion 
of another successful year in the history of Georgia Capitular Masonry. 

We call your attention to the untiring and unselfish labours in 
behalf of Royal Arch Masonry rendered by our Grand High Priest Most 
Excellent Companion Harry M. Stanley, Jr., who travelled more than 



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20,000 miles and exalted 459 candidates. He has performed the duties of 
his office with a devotion and fidelity that has endeared him to the 
Companions all over the state. 

The Committee on Necrology gave a beautiful, touching and inspir- 
ing eulogy to the beloved Companions whom we have loved and lost 
awhile. 

[The Tabular Statements and Statistical Tables are thoroughly in- 
formative and well arranged.] 
Report on Fraternal Correspondence 

The proceedings of 45 Grand Chapters were reviewed. 27 of these 
show gains ranging from 2 for Delaware up to 349 for Texas. 18 of the 
Grand Chapters showed losses which range from 9 for Washington up to 
996 for Illinois. Total of all gains reported was 2,332; all losses 3,608. 
Losses exceeded gains by 1,276. 

[General analysis — informative. Individual reviews — brief, con- 
densed, presentation of highlights and factual data.] 

Election of officers — M.E. Comp. Raymond E. Keen, Grand High 
Priest; R.E. Comp. W. T. Bateman, Grand Secretary. 

Idaho 

The 52nd Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter Royal Arch 
Masons of the State of Idaho convened at Idaho Falls on May 18, I960 1 . 

Chapters 21. Membership 3,048. Net loss 11 (as of January 1, 1960). 

M.E. Comp. Herbert H. Eberle, Grand High Priest. 

M.E Comp. Edward H. Way, Grand Secretary. 

19 Chapters were represented and there were present many Dis- 
tinguished Visitors as well as 13 Past Grand High Priests and a full 
complement of Grand Representatives. All were welcomed. 

Report of Grand High Priest — 

"The experience of the past year, going and coming among so 
many of you, is one I shall never forget and I shall cherish the friend- 
ships I have made as long as I live. 

"We are a large family of Companions who share the same joys, 
the same hope, the same faith in the God of our fathers. There lies 
the secret of free-masonry — oneness of purpose in uniting all mankind 
to the truth of our relationship to God and man. 

"Capitular Masonry is a life to be lived, not a series of ritualistic 
forms to be observed. It is a career to be lived, not an empty creed to 
which lip-service is given. It is a life with constant regard to our duties 
to God, our neighbours and ourselves, organized in morality, mellowed 
by earnest companionship, humanized in love and charity and dedicated 
to service. 

Necrology 

"This year we are especially saddened by the passing of two of our 
official family, Comp. Alex F. Anderson, Grand High Priest in 1939 
and John A. Johnson, Grand High Priest in 1947. We miss their guiding 
hands and good counsel in our Convocations. Besides these two Past 
Grand High Priests there were 65 Companions in this Jurisdiction who 
were called to higher service. We miss them, and sympathize with rela- 
tives and friends. 

"While the Grand Chapter will show a loss of membership this year, 
I believe that most of the Chapters are in good condition. The loss in a 
great measure is due to suspension for non-payment of dues. I would 
suggest to the High Priests that a personal contact with the Companions 
in their Chapters will do more to increase attendance, secure more pe- 



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titions, and generally improve the condition of the Chapter, than any- 
other thing one can do. Let us in our Chapter activities and contacts, 
act like neighbours. 

"We made two changes in our Ritual — a change of sequence in 
both the opening and closing in the Royal Arch Degree. 

"Every year we add a little to what we had before. It is like a 
Mason laying bricks. A single brick goes only a little way in making a 
wall, yet it helps to make the work whole. So we build a wall, day by 
day, year by year. No one can say which particular brick built the wall, 
nor which particular Chapter built the structure of Capitular Masonry. 
Let us earnestly labor together for a finer, stronger and more effective 
institution of Royal Arch Masonry." 

The Grand Treasurer's report showed a total on hand, checking 
and savings of $6,883.22 and a grand total on hand May 1, 1960, of 
$15,083.22. 

Grand Secretary's report — the greatest gain in membership was by 
Mountain Home with 17; this is more than a 10% gain for the third 
consecutive year. 
Report of Grand Lecturer (Comp. Ralph W. Hopffgarten) 

"I feel that while some improvements have been made in Ritualistic 
Work this past year, there is a lot yet to be done. In most cases 
the Work is very creditable. However, a few Chapters seem to put 
little or no effort toward the Ritual Work. I believe that leadership 
has something to do with this, for without the proper leadership a Chap- 
ter is bound to suffer in Ritualistic Work and also in membership." 

Companion Edward H. Way thanked the Grand Chapter for having 
re-elected him Grand Secretary but declined to accept the office. He 
had served as Grand Secretary for 38 years and was honoured at the 
dinner when he was presented with a plaque. 
Report of Fraternal Correspondent — 

[Comp. Herbert G. Fitz made a report of interesting and thought- 
provoking, brief observations, gleaned from various Grand Chapter pro- 
ceedings, which indicate a keen sense of the significant and appropriate, 
and of which I am able to quote only a few.] Writes Comp. Fitz in his in- 
troduction, "Again I am saddened by the loud cries of loss of member- 
ship and impressed by the fact that little, if anything, is done about it. 
My report shall dwell to great extent upon this malady, as I believe it 
to be our number one problem. Many suggestions are made, but follow- 
up is lacking, we seem to have lost our general initiative." "The reports 
of the Grand High Priests averaged 11% pages, 3% pages less than last 
year. . . Fewer Grand High Priests reported upon their gastronomical 
achievements, thus making many reports more interesting." 
Some of his quotes — 

Washington: Attempted and failed to make the minimum dues $5.00 
I couldn't understand this as $5.00 is to-day such a small amount. 

Iowa: Let us remember that high performance in degree work is a 
MUST and above all, that there can be no work or growth without 
candidates, and a dearth thereof is usually in direct proportion to our 
lethargy. 

Ireland: The Annual Report carries the names of Companions 
expelled and those suspended for N.P.D. This may be a strong deterrent 
for the exodus of members, for no man likes to see his name in print 
unfavourably. 

Maryland: Has a system of rating Chapters. This should make a 
Chapter hump to keep out of the classification of poor work. 

Alberta: Has a committee on Library, Research and Education. This 
must be a most important committee if it is active. 



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Texas: "Suspensions Public Enemy Number One" (10, 908 Exalta- 
tions, 5322 Suspensions). 

Virginia: Have 6 degrees instead of 4 (3 in Canada) in the Royal 
Arch. (Select Master and Royal Master degrees). (In Canada these 
belong to Council.) 

New York: (Fraternal Correspondent) The greatest honor that 
comes to the craftsman is the privilege of being able to work. 

Iowa Grand Secretary: Opportunity is — what a strong Chapter 
makes for itself — what an industrious High Priest grasps — what a 
lazy one dreams about — what a good executive sees and makes the 
most of, what a weak one waits for. Comp. Fritz' closing words: "The 
perpetuation of our Order for future ages is a great challenge to us of 
to-day. Let us leave something for our projeny besides a public debt." 

[I have quoted various observations made by Comp. H. J. Fitz in 
the hopes that his piquant remarks and quotes may lift us out of our 
too-frequent lethargy, and as illustration of the fact that this Com- 
panion notes what many of us overlook.] 

Illinois 

The 111th Annual Convocation of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of 
the State of Illinois was held at Chicago on May 20-21, 1960. 

Chapters (active) H88. Membership 32,734. Net Loss 1,037. 

M.E. Comp. Mark C. Morgan, Grand High Priest. 

R.E. Comp. Edward E. Core, Grand Secretary. 

Many Distinguished Guests were welcomed and given appropriate 
Grand Honours, among these was Companion Luther Jordan, M.E. 
General Grand High Priest of the General Grand Chapter of Royal Arch 
Masons. 

The reception of 9 Past Grand High Priests followed. 

Among the long list of representatives from other Grand Bodies 
who conveyed fraternal greetings we note: Bruce H. Smith, Grand First 
Principal, Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Canada, and Maurice A. 
Searle, Past Grand First Principal, Grand Scribe E., Grand Chapter 
Royal Arch Masons of Canada. 

Report of Grand High Priest — "A year is a short space of time. We 
embark on a new venture only to find that we have hardly started before 
the year is over. We lost none of our official family this year and we 
are grateful. Our Constituent Chapters were not so fortunate and lost 
many Companions and Past Grand High Priests. 

Since writing the Necrology I have lost one of my very dear friends, 
Companion David Isenhour, with whom I have served on the Board of 
Grand Examiners for five years. We will miss Companion Isenhour. 

For over twenty years this Grand Chapter has been fortunate in 
having Companion Ernest Core as our Grand Secretary. Early during 
the capitular year, because of his illness, I found it necessary to appoint 
an assistant Grand Secretary, Comp. Lyle Melvin. I wish to take this 
opportunity to congratulate Companion Melvin for having done an ex- 
ceptionally fine job. It is obvious that consolidations and the resultant 
shrinkage in the number of constituent bodies indicates decreased in- 
terest and a decline in overall membership. York Rite Masonry has so 
much to offer the Craft that we should be militant and expanding 
rapidly rather than losing ground. The intelligent person faces facts 
with a courageous heart and determines that defeat shall be turned into 
victory. 

It is becoming increasingly evident that many Chapters are sus- 



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pending delinquent members without exhausting every means to collect 
all or a part of the amount owing. These suspensions are the greatest 
reason for our continuing loss in membership. I feel very strongly that 
the Grand Chapter and the Grand High Priest should have the power to 
review these suspensions before the Companion is notified, and the right 
to nullify the proceeding if, in his judgment, every effort has not been 
made to collect all or part of the delinquent dues. 

This year we have attempted to hold Grand Officers' meetings bi- 
monthly. At these meetings we discussed the problems that had arisen 
and those we anticipated. I recommend that my successors continue 
these bi-monthly meetings to the end that a long range policy may 
evolve which will better fit each incoming Grand High Priest for his 
office by making him cognizant of the workings of that office prior to 
his installation. [A good suggestion.] 

During the year I made many visitations. A number of Chapters 
under the jurisdiction of this Grand Chapter have been in difficulties for 
several years. Several of these Chapters have considered consolidation. 
A committee was appointed to investigate each request for consolidation. 
In several cases the committee report recommended consolidation and the 
Chapters involved, after having complied with the provision of Code 531, 
receiving favourable approval to consolidate. 

In turning over the gavel of authority to my successor I am not 
retiring from labour, but am joining the ranks of those whose interest 
and zeal is forever directed towards the advancement of Royal Arch 
Masonry. May I prove worthy of membership in this distinguished 
group." 

Report of Grand Secretary — 

Chartered Chapters— Active 188, vacant 101. Gain— Exalted 739, 
admitted, including consolidations, 553, restored 78, errors 13; total, 
1,383. Loss — demitted 418, suspended 624, died 852, annual returns 30, 
consolidation 497; total, 2,421. Net loss 1,037. Total membership Decem- 
ber 31, 1969, 32,734. 

Report of Grand Treasurer showed total receipts to be $106,515.38, 
with a balance in the General Fund of $73,284.65 and total assets of 
$129,784.65 (a very healthy financial condition). 

Report on Fraternal Relations 

[In the foreword to his report on Fraternal Relations M.E. Comp. 
Everett R. Turnbull takes a poignant leave of his office after 41 years 
of outstanding achievement as Grand Reviewer in these words:] 

"This is my 41st and last report on Fraternal Relations. I was ap- 
pointed by Grand High Priest William G. Somner in 1918 and have hit 
the typewriter keys ever since. During that time I have made many 
friends but they are all gone, while I alone am left. It is now ninety 
years and nine months since I first saw the light of day and my eyes are 
getting tired and my fingers are not accurate. 

"I still enjoy life and am not troubled about the approach of the 
grim reaper. That time is rapidly approaching for me, but I am not 
worrying about it. I have some dear ones that I expect to see again. So, 
I tell you one and all, goodbye and wish for my successor your support." 

[May I add my congratulations to M.E. Comp. E. R. Turnbull for 
his remarkable service to Capitular Masonry through a long and useful 
period devoted to the building of a beautiful temple. B. S. S.] 

Election of officers — M.E. Comp. William E. Crouch, Grand High 
Priest; R.E. Comp. Lyle R. Melvin, Grand Secretary. 






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Indiana 

The 115th Annual Convocation of the M.E. Grand Chapter of Royal 
Arch Masons of the State of Indiana was held in Indianapolis on Novem- 
ber 4-5, 1960. 

Chapters, 109; Membership, 26,803; Net Loss, 368. 

M.E. Richard M. Stephenson, Grand High Priest. 

R.E. Earl B. Forney, Grand Secretary. 

There were 21 Past Grand High Priests in attendance, and 58 Grand 
Representatives near Grand Chapter of Indiana answered the Roll Call. 
Canada's Representative M. H. Baugh was absent because of illness. 
Address of Grand High Priest. 

"We are honoured at this Convocation by the presence of a number 
of distinguished guests from other jurisdictions as well as distinguished 
guests from our sister bodies in our own state. We welcome you all. 

It is with deepest sorrow that we announce the death of three of our 
beloved Past Grand High Priests and 595 of our companions. Our hearts 
go out to all the bereaved. 

It is encouraging to note the improvement shown in the last year 
by many chapters and their improved condition speaks well for the 
future. 

There were five chapters having reports critical enough to require 
immediate attention. Three of these chapters have taken some correc- 
tive measures which we hope will bring good results. 

At the present time I have had nothing to indicate that there is any 
change for the betterment of the condition of two chapters and have 
accordingly sent my entire file on each chapter to the Charters and Dis- 
pensation Committee, along with my recommendation that their charter 
be revoked or that they be caused to consolidate by action of the Grand 
Convocation. 

During the year I made many visitations throughout the state as 
well as to Sister Jurisdictions. 

One of the most pleasant duties which I have performed was the 
opportunity to issue to a group of interested companions of Bridgeport, 
Indiana, a dispensation to organize a new Royal Arch Chapter in that 
location." 

Report of Grand Treasurer showed a balance on hand on September 
30, 1960, of $37,806.91 and! Treasury Bonds to the value of $36,000.00. 

The Grand Secretary reported that during the year 87 companions 
completed fifty years of Capitular Masonry and received their Fifty- 
year Gold Award. 

Membership January 1, 1959 — 27,171. 

Gains during year: Exalted, 757; affiliated, 40; restored, 63; total 
gain, 860. 

Losses: Suspended, 341; demitted, 292; died, 595; total loss, 1,228. 

Membership December 31, 1959 — 26,803. Net loss 368. 

Election of Officers — M.E. Comp. John W. Hack, Grand High Priest; 
R.E. Comp. Earl B. Forney, Grand Secretary. 



Iowa 

The 104th Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter Royal Arch 
Masons of Iowa was held in Sioux City April 22-23, I960. 
Chapters 91. Membership 16,183. Net Loss 17. 
M.E. Comp. Philip Pitts, Grand High Priest. 



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M.E. Comp. Ross J. Camblin, Grand Secretary. 

Several Distinguished Guests were received and given appropriate 
honours. There were 11 Past Grand High Priests in attendance and 49 
Grand Representatives responded to the roll call. 

Address of Grand High Priest — 

"Last year 346 Companions of this Grand Jurisdiction passed away. 
We miss them all — we are saddened by their absence. 

"During the year I made many visitations. On May 25th I attended 
a special convocation of Corinthian Chapter No. 14 of Des Moines 
honouring their secretary, Hans 0. Hjetland, for his thirty years of 
service in this office. In September I visited Eagle Grove Chapter No. 
123. On this date they held a Chapter Day in honour of their Past High 
Priests, conferring all the Degrees without any outside help on a class 
of 17 candidates. This was a great achievement and sets a high goal 
for other Chapters to aim at. On October 31st my own Chapter, Sioux 
City No. 26, held a reception for me and my staff of officers. This 
was one of the most delightful occasions I have ever experienced. 

"On March 16, 17 and 18th I attended the annual sessions of the 
Grand Council and Grand Chapter of North Dakota. The Companions of 
North Dakota were excellent hosts and it was a pleasure visiting with 
our neighbours from other states and some of the provinces of Canada. 

"These are only a few of the visits I have made. 

"Among the Grand Representatives accredited we note Ontario — 
L. Paul Morris, Bedford. 

"Appointed to represent the Grand Chapter of Iowa near their Grand 
Jurisdiction was Ontario — Carroll E. Griffin. 

"During the year 30 fifty-year certificates were issued by the Grand 
Secretary. It has been one of our greatest problems to stimulate suf- 
ficient interest throughout our Grand Jurisdiction to keep all of our 
Chapters active, healthy, and growing. It has become increasingly 
more difficult for some Chapters to adequately carry the load incumbent 
upon them. We have urged Chapters to join forces to help each other. 
One of the great problems is to improve the presentation of our degrees. 
A candidate forms his first impression of our Order, and it is a lasting 
one, when he has the degrees conferred upon him. 

"It is regrettable that we must report a loss of 17 members the 
past year. It is doubly disapppointing because although the number 
of our exaltations increased, the number of our suspensions and de- 
missions prevented our showing an increase or even holding our own. 
Have we failed somehow along the line to properly indoctrinate our 
members with the tenets and precepts of our profession? 

"Do we fail to secure and hold a companion's interest because we 
do not solicit his assistance and participation in the work of the Chapter, 
thus making him feel that he is an important and integral part of the 
institution? There is nothing wrong with Masonry. Masonry has stood 
the test of both time and experience. The ravages of time, the devasta- 
tions of wars and the ridicule of the ignorant and intolerant have failed 
to dim its lustre. Masonry has remained standing like a beacon light, 
pointing the way to a better life to all who will conform to its precepts 
and accept its unchangeable and everlasting truths." 

[A truly comprehensive and thought-provoking report.] 

Report of Grand Secretary — members Dec. 31, 1958 last reported 
16,202; increase — exalted 605, admitted 46, reinstated 62, total 713; 
decrease — demitted 162, suspended N.P.D. 222, died 346, total 730; 
net loss 17. 

Report of Grand Treasurer showed a bank balance of $12,681.51. 



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Report of Committee on Necrology — 

It is our duty to report to you the passing: of 346 Companions 
among* them four have, during recent years, been honored with the rank 
of "Knights of the Royal Arch". They are John Hildore, Mt. Zion 
Chapter No. 106, Rockford; Roy Carpenter, Chariton Chapter No. 22, 
Chariton; Rev. Ludwig Koening, Antioch Chapter No. 110, Des Moines; 
William R. Whitcomb, Osage Chapter No. 36, Osage. 

"To live in the memory of others is not to die." May we who survive 
carry high the Torch which they have placed in our hands. 

The speaker at the Grand Chapter banquet was Wilfred J. McGregor, 
Past Grand First Principal, Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Mani- 
toba, Canada. His subject was "What Is Success?" The address was in- 
deed eloquent and inspiring and was based on this quotation: "God give 
me the serenity to accept the things that I cannot change, the courage to 
change the things that I can, and the wisdom to know the difference." 
What is success ? As we grow older we realize that success is certainly 
not in just becoming, nor is it alone in becoming 1 famous, but rather in 
happiness and contentment in our homes and in our contacts with the 
world. Contentment is more often found in doing the little things in life, 
rather than in the great. In the little things that we do and say from 
day to day; these add up to success. 

[Sorry I canot give space to quote freely.] 

The Auditor's report showed that in the Grand Chapter Royal Arch 
Masons of the State of Iowa, the Charity Fund showed total bonds ac- 
counted for to be $121,280.00. 

Election of officers — M.E. Comp. Milton Schoell, Grand High Priest; 
M.E. Comp. Ross J. Camblin, Grand Secretary. 

Ireland 

Chapters, 395; Membership not, stated. 

Annual Report of Supreme Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Ireland, 

1960. 

M.E. Sydney Hanna, District Grand King, in a letter to his R.E. 
Grand Registrar, J. O. Harte, dated December, 1960, makes the following 
comments: "The reports of the various Districts (9 in Ireland, 3 South 
Africa, 1 New Zealand) are very encouraging and satisfactory and 
reflect the healthy state of affairs of our Order. 

The attendance at Grand Chapter meetings has been steadily im- 
proving. 

At our June Convocation in Dublin we had a visit from M.E. Pro- 
vincial Grand Superintendent, Natal, and M.E. Comp. Andrew J. Steyn, 
Provincial Grand Superintendent, Southern Cape (who reported that 
Irish Royal Arch Masonry is well supported in Southern Africa.) 

My visits to subordinate chapters were characterized by good at- 
tendance and that feeling of companionship which permeates our whole 
Order. In October, I had my first visit to Chapter No. 325 in Gibraltar. 
It is encouraging to see the interest taken by members of the English 
and Scottish Constitutions who are also companions of our Chapter." 

Stated Convocations of the Supreme Grand Royal Arch Chapter of 
Ireland are held in Freemasons' Hall, Dublin, on the first Wednesday, in 
the months of February, May and November and the third Wednesday in 
June at 8 o'clock p.m. 

New District Grand Chapter: At the June Convocation a petition for 
forming District Grand Chapter of Midlands was received and approved. 
The Constitution Ceremony took place at Mountmellick at a Special 
Convocation of Supreme Grand Chapter. Represented at this were the 



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following Grand Chapters: Scotland, Louisiana, New York, Oklahoma, 
Oregon, South Carolina, Nova Scotia, Quebec and Argentina. 

Obituary: Regret for the death of three Past Grand High Priests 
was expressed, and tributes for their faithful service to Irish Royal 
Arch Masonry — M.E. Comp. Major T. Wallace Dickie; M.E. Comp. Dr. 
Stephen Garvin, and M.E. Comp. David W. Finlay. 
Quarterly Convocations 

Reports of other Convocations at Cork on May 7, and at Dublin as 
stated above follows. M.E. Donald MeCaughey, D.G.C. Antrim in his 
report states: "I had the pleasure of visiting the Province of Ontario, 
Canada. I met the M.E. Companion Rt. Hon. Dr. W. J. Dunlop [since 
deceased] Past Grand Master, Ontario; James Maher, P.G.M. and P. 
Grand Z; and Maurice Searle, P.G.Z. and present Grand secretary Royal 
Arch Masons, Ontario, Canada. Other reports of District Grand Chap- 
ters convey interesting information largely of a local nature. The 
reports from Natal and South Cape Province express delight at their 
visits to Supreme Grand Chapter in Dublin during June, referring to it 
as the "highlight of my Masonic career." 

The Annual Report closes with statement of payments made by each 
of the 395 Royal Arch Chapters on the Roll of Supreme Grand Royal 
Chapter of Ireland during the year 1960. 

Kansas 

The 95th Annual Convocation of the M.E. Grand Chapter of Royal 
Arch Masons was held on March 7-8, 1960, at Topeka. 

Chapters 89. Membership 16,073. Net loss 145. 

M.E. Comp. Ralph M. Burlin, Grand High Priest. 

R.E. Comp. Harry E. Crosswhite, Deputy Grand High Priest. 

R.E. Comp. Charles S. McGinness, Grand Secretary. 

Total representation at Grand Chapter 219. 13 present Grand of- 
ficers, 12 past Elective Officers, 115 Past High Priests and 79 Chapter 
Represenatives. 

Grand Representatives of other Grand Chapters, 50; Distinguished 
Visitors, 39; District Deputy Grand High Priests, 14; number of Chap- 
ters represented, 56; number of Chapters not represented, 3*3. 

M.E. J. Luther Jordan, General Grand High Priest of the General 
Grand Chapter, was escorted to the East, welcomed and presented with 
the gavel. 

The Distinguished Visitors were welcomed and accorded the Grand 
Honours. The Grand High Priest instructed the Grand Secretary to call 
the roll of the Grand Representatives and 44 approached the Altar. 
Address of Grand High Priest — 

"May I extend to each of you a hearty welcome to this, our 59th 
Annual Convocation. We earnestly express our thanks to our Almighty 
Creator for keeping our Grand Chapter line intact for this past year. 
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved loved ones of those 
Companions of our own and other Grand Jurisdictions. May God's love 
and blessings be a source of strength to them in their time of grief and 
loss. 

I cannot compliment too highly the District Deputy Grand High 
Priests for the splendid service performed this year. The Grand Chapter 
is greatly indebted to the Grand Lecturers for their excellent work. 

It was my good fortune to visit the Grand Chapters of Oklahoma, 
Colorado and Nebraska. 

I made many visitations within our own Jurisdiction. On June 10, 1 



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went to Russel Chapter No. 64 to present three fifty-year service emb- 
lems. I urge High Priests and Secretaries to search their records for 
these worthy Companions and arrange for presentation of emblems. 

The School held April 18-19 for the instruction of the District 
Deputy Grand High Priest and the Grand Officers was very successful. 
Excellent instruction was provided by our Grand Lecturer, Martin 
Lesser, assisted by our Junior Past Grand High Priest, who was former- 
ly a Grand Lecturer. The Centennial Meetings of Washington Chapter 
No. 1 at Atchison was the highlight of the capitular year. Our original 
goal of one hundred candidates for the centennial seemed far too many 
in my estimation, but I did not count on the fervency and zeal of the 
Companions of Washington Chapter. When the last petition was pre- 
sented we found we had 124 candidates from 28 different Chapters, with 
something in the neighbourhood of 400 Companions in attendance. It 
was a wonderful meeting. 

The State of the Order is one topic I would be glad to eliminate from 
this report. The fact that the loss is not as great as in the past few years 
is no consolation, nor that the other Grand Bodies have also had losses 
is no balm to our feelings. I do believe that Masons everywhere should 
become aware of this situation and make definite plans to improve it. 

Personal visits help to explain to the Companions the value of their 
membership. We must make a definite effort to stop these losses. 

The Grand Chapter of Kansas is fortunate indeed to have such a 
wonderful Grand Secretary. The support of the many Grand Officers 
and Past Grand High Priests has been a source of inspiration through- 
out the year." 

Report of Grand Treasurer — cash balance total, $33,621.04. Ma- 
turity value of all bonds, $21,500,00. 

The Grand Secretary gave a splendid detailed report. Most of the 
statistics have already been reported earlier in this review. 

The Committee on Fraternal Relations reported: 

"We are pleased to report that very cordial relations exist between 
this Grand Chapter and the Grand Chapters of all the other states. Also 
we have the same fine relations with many other Grand Jurisdictions in 
many parts of the world. 

Within the border of the continental United States the Royal Arch 
Chapters have made some progress, although we regret to report that 
several Grand Chapters, including our own, have suffered losses. We 
feel that these losses are due to many factors, the chief of which are 
the great number of deaths, the business recession and the failure to get 
all of the available prospective members to sign petitions for the Chap- 
ter Degrees." 

George F. Kerrick, Chairman of Committee on Correspondence, re- 
viewed 44 Grand Chapter proceedings from which he makes a series of 
interesting brief deductions. 

Election of officers — M.E. Comp. Harry E. Crosswhite, Grand High 
Priest; R.E. Comp. Charles S. McGinness, Grand Secretary. 



Louisiana 

The 113th Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter Royal Arch 
Masons of Louisiana was held at Alexandria March 14, 15, 1960. 
Chapters 63. Membership 10,507. Net Gain 71. 
M.E. Comp. Charles H. Burgess, Grand High Priest. 
M.E. Comp. Lee W. Harris, Grand Secretary. 
Most Ex. Comp. Grand High Priest J. Luther Jordan and General 



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Grand Chaplain Alton A. McKnight were welcomed and given Grand 
Honours. 

M.I. Grand Master of the Grand Council Royal and Select Masters 
of Louisiana and M.W. Grand Master Frank Brown of the Grand Lodge 
were also welcomed and given Grand Honours. 

Among the Grand Representatives who answered the roll call was 
R.E. Comp. A. A. McKnight, who represented Canada. 
Address of Grand High Priest: 

"If Capitular Masonry is to succeed in this State every Companion 
must endeavour to live up to his obligation. My own experience has been 
that we are not willing to forego our own pleasures and be willing to 
give more time and attention to Capitular Masonry. Let us make a firm 
resolution to build up Capitular Masonry in the State by practicing the 
teachings of Masonry. 

I have made visits to Sister Jurisdictions during the year. In May, 
1959, I attended the Grand Convocation of the Grand Chapter and Grand 
Council of Mississippi and November 30, 31 and December 1 I attended 
the Convocation at Waco, Texas. I was represented by M.E. Comp. John 
Wall Felps at the Grand Council of Florida and by M.E. Comp. Herbert 
Jennings at the Grand Chapter of Colorado. I made many visitations in 
our own Jurisdiction and enjoyed them all. 

On June 8, 1959, I called an emergent Convocation of the Grand 
Chapter Royal Arch Masons at Coushatta Masonic Temple, Coushatta, 
for the purpose of instituting Coushatta Chapter U.D. There were 42 
Companions present and 14 Chapters represented. 

On September 18 and 19, 1959, the Southwestern Conference of 
Grand Chapter Officers was held at Hot Springs, Arkansas, in the 
Masonic Temple. Timely subjects presented by several Companions 
proved very interesting. Some of the subjects discussed were to improve 
attendance, plan programs for stated meetings, how to reduce suspen- 
sions and Masonic Education." 

General Grand High Priest J. Luther Jordan addressed the Grand 
Chapter on affairs of General Grand Chapter, relating certain interest- 
ing cases in which General Grand Chapter had a definite part in pro- 
moting Capitular Masonry. 

The Grand Treasurer reported a balance of $6,642.08 in the savings 
account on February 29, I960, and a balance of $13,823.79 in the check- 
ing account. Total maturity value of bonds $46,800.00 and total financial 
assets of $67,379.95. 

Election of Officers — M.E. Comp. Harry B. Manning, Grand High 
Priest; M.E. Comp. Lee W. Harris, Grand Secretary. 



Maine 

The 135th Convocation of the Grand Chapter of Maine was held at 
Portland on May 3, 1960. 

Chapters 69. Membership 12,218. Net loss 177. 

M.E. Comp. Ira D. Turner, Grand High Priest. 

R.E. Comp. Earle D. Webster, Grand Secretary. 

There were 60 of the 69 chartered Chapters represented, all the 
Past Grand High Priests, 16 of the other permanent members of 53 of 
the Representatives of other Grand Chapters were present. 

There were many Distinguished Guests in attendance, among them 
several High Priests from other Grand Jurisdictions. All were welcomed 
and given Grand Honours. 






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Address of Grand High Priest 

"I extend to each and every Companion the warmest of fraternal 
greetings. We have been fortunate this year in that our Grand Line has 
been left intact and we have not lost any of our permanent members. 
However, there have been many losses in our subordinate Chapters. Oui 
sympathy is extended to the bereaved. 

There was an improvement this year in Chapters rated excellent and 
very good. With a membership of 12,395 total attendance at official 
visitations was just under fifteen per cent including visitors, but of the 
members present, Past High Priests accounted for forty per cent of this 
total. 

Many Chapters are finding it difficult to get officers to fill the 
chairs. In some Chapters the same High Priest is re-elected year after 
year. Some Chapters have been unable to hold meetings for a lack of a 
quorum. Unpaid dues in some Chapters are much too high and in the 
case of three or four Chapters no effort is made to collect same. 

One Chapter was rated poor when probably it should not have been 
rated as they didn't present work. While they did have ten members 
present besides the inspecting officers, most of the line officers were 
absent, two candidates were in waiting and they were finally sent home 
without receiving their degrees. Reason given for the absence of the 
line officers was that most of them had gone hunting. 

[Very difficult for this Reviewer to understand. We have never had 
a similar situation in our Jurisdiction. (Canada).] 

"I would also like to thank the Grand Scribe and Grand King for 
their visits to other Jurisdictions, where they so ably represented this 
Grand Chapter. 

(Other activities of the Grand High Priest are listed along with his 
official visitations in the Jurisdicton and visitations to other Grand 
Jurisdictions — New Hampshire, Nova Scotia and Massachusetts.) 

"Thought should be given to having District or Area degree teams 
that could function year in and and out that would give us perfectionists 
in ritual work, thus freeing the Chapter Officer to promote Capitular 
Masonry." 

R.E. Comp. Charles R. Leavitt submitted a lengthy report of ac- 
tivities, mostly in Maine, several in New Brunswick. Several Grand Of- 
ficers represented interesting detailed reports of their activities. 

The Grand Treasurer reported receipts of $22,366.31 and total assets 
of $105,841.06. 

The report of the Grand Secretary showed: members exalted 261, 
affiliated 19, demitted 117, died 276, reinstated 39, suspended N.P.D. 103; 
net loss 179. 

The Grand Lecturer reports: of the 69 chartered Chapters 24 were 
not represented at at least one of the schools. 

M.E. Comp. Higgins reporting for the Committee on Condition of 
the Fraternity said: "The financial condition of all but two of the 
Chapters is sound with bank deposits and invested sums totalling over 
$175,000.00. 

The figure for average attendance, 17 per cent, presents an unfavour- 
able condition of diminished interest in the Craft and a lack of loyalty 
and support for the officers." 

Comp. Henry R. Gillis comments that: "The usual strictures on lack 
of interest, poor attendance, poor and indifferent degree work, lack of 
leadership receive more than usual comment in the reports of Grand 
High Priests, Grand Lecturers and Committees on State of the Rite. 

Good work and competent leadership will eliminate the complaints 
concerning lack of interest, poor attendance, etc." 



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Comp. Gillis gives Canada a splendid write up. He writes: "In all 
respects the Grand Z.'s address, a most enlightening and informative 
write-up of his tireless efforts in behalf of Royal Arch Masonry in On- 
tario." He also makes kindly reference to our Capitular Review. His re- 
view throughout shows careful reading and wise judgment in his com- 
ments and quotations. 

Election of officers — M.E. Comp. Charles R. Leavitt, Grand High 
Priest; R.E. Comp. Earle D. Webster, Grand Secretary. 

Manitoba 

The 37th Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter Royal Arch 
Masons of Manitoba was held at Winnipeg on February 10, I960. 

Chapters 18. Membership 2,379. Net Gain 7. 

M.E. Comp. R. A. Carruthers, Grand Z. 

M.E. Comp. C. J. Hutchings, Grand Scribe E. 

The Most Worshipful the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of 
Manitoba, Most Worshipful Brother Wesley D. G. Runions, and the 
Grand Secretary, M.W. Bro. Thomas C. Jackson, were introduced and 
given Grand Honours. 

His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor of the Province of Manitoba, 
Honourable Companion Errick F. Willis, Q.C., was likewise warmly and 
appropriately welcomed. 

The flags of Canada and the United States of America were pre- 
sented in a colourful ceremony. 

His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor extended greetings and a most 
cordial welcome from the Government of the Province of Manitoba. Bro. 
Dr. W. L. Martin, M.L.A., and Deputy Speaker of the Legislature, ex- 
tended greetings and a cordial welcome to the distinguished guests and 
Companions and conveyed the regrets of Honourable Companion Roblin, 
the Premier of Manitoba, that he could not be present. 

Address of the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge M. Wor. Bro. W. 
D. G. Runions: "The fact that you have invited the Grand Master and 
the Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Manitoba to share with you 
in your proceedings, regardless of the fact that we are not members of 
your Grand Chapter, indicates the tie of allegiance which binds all 
Masons to the fundamental principles of the Craft. 

The course of Masonry into the future is one straight line from 
where we stand as Masons today — carefully posted with our ancient 
landmarks that have been severely tested in the crucible of time — and 
leads into eternity. Our aims and purposes today are exactly the same 
as they were in the beginning and should remain exactly as they are 
until time is no more. If Masons of every age yielded to their temporal 
influences and changed our ritual and usages to conform to their chang- 
ing world, our Ancient Craft Masonry would have lost much of the 
potent influence for good which it has exerted through the ages." 

There were 13 Past Grand First Principals present. They were re- 
ceived and given Grand Honours. The Most Excellent the Grand First 
Principal thanked them for their assistance and support on his official 
visits throughout the year. 

Address of Grand First Principal 

"May each one of you take your full share in the proceedings today, 
so that Royal Arch Masonry in Manitoba will prosper for the good of 
mankind. Our conditions are changing as we progress to a higher 
civilization, but the fundamental truth remains the same. 

No Grand Chapter Convocation can be a success without visitors, 
because their presence is a concrete demonstration of the friendship, 



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goodwill and mutual admiration that exists among Royal Arch Masons. 

Let us stand and pause for a minute to honour the Companions who 
have passed on to the Grand Chapter Above. Our sympathy goes out to 
the bereaved families. One outstanding Companion missed from our 
Convocation today, and he was our first Grand First Principal, is the 
late M.E. Comp. William D. Lawrence, who was instrumental in forming 
our Grand Chapter and had been an active worker until his passing to 
the Great Beyond, October 13, 1959. His memory will live always in the 
hearts of his fellow Companions. 

The successful I960 competitor for the Merit Award Shield was 
Prince of Wales Chapter No. 11, Winnipeg. 

During the year I made an official visit to each Chapter. 

(There follows an interesting account of these visits, including a list 
of Companions who attended with him.) 

On April 28-29 I attended the Convocation of the Grand Chapter of 
Canada held in Toronto. I was royally entertained. The meetings were 
handled systematically and a great amount of work was dealt with in 
the minimum of time. 

On August 12^13* I attended the 13th Annual Conference of Grand 
Chapters of Royal Arch Masons held in Ottawa. It is hoped that all the 
Grand Chapters of Canada will take a more active part in the proceed- 
ings. M.E. Comp. C. M. Pitts has put untiring effort and expense into 
organizing this conference and hopes the same enthusiasm will be carried 
on in the years ahead. 

Port Lawrence Chapter No. 176, Toledo, Ohio, composed most of the 
degree team which travelled to Winnipeg on May 29 to 31 to exemplify 
the Holy Royal Arch degree on three of our Companions. The degree was 
exemplified in a manner that will long be remembered by us. It was 
fully dramatized so that all of us could picture the scenes as they took 
place. 

Twenty-one dispensations were issued during the year. Twenty-five 
year Past Principal certificates have been presented to nine Ex. Past 
First Principals. 

The First Principal should be an individualist with high ideals and 
with courage to back them up. The First Principal should have his plans 
well formed before being installed and discuss them in the executive 
meeting. 

On vacating this chair I pledge my full support to the incoming of- 
ficers and the good of the Chapters. May the coming term be the best 
year for Capitular Masonry." 

The Grand Treasurer reported total assets of $4,726.45. 

Grand Scribe E. reported a net gain of 7. Only seven Chapters had 
net gains. Eleven Chapters suffered losses. Two Chapters will be award- 
ed the General Grand Chapter ten per cent increase certificate. The 
number of life members increase during the year from 187 to 197. 

Report of the Custodians of the Work 

At the 36th Annual Convocation it was decided to adopt the Manual 
of Instructions published by the Grand Chapter of Canada in Ontario, 
subject to minor changes to be recommended and approved by the Cus- 
todians of the Work at a meeting to be held after the Annual Convoca- 
tion. 

Forty-two Grand Representatives from other Grand Jurisdictions 
attended the Convocation. 

Report of Fraternal Correspondent M.E. Comp. Alex Cabel — 
"I have read the proceedings of 54 of our Grand Chapters. Thirty 
Grand Chapters have shown a gain of from 5 to 340, while 24 Grand 



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Chapters suffered a loss of from 1 to 394. All Grand Chapters in Canada 
and the British Commonwealth whose proceedings have been received 
showed an increase of from 5 to 227. A total of 25,827 were exalted. 

The address of the Grand Officers were of a high calibre. They all 
stressed the great importance of our Grand Old Order and its tenets 
which, if used by us all, will greatly help to clear up a lot of the mis- 
understanding in our world today. 

The most noticeable thing in the whole of these reviews is the con- 
tinued appeal of all Grand First Principals and Grand High Priests in 
their addresses to the Constituent Chapters for leadership and for a 
planned program of their Convocations so that they can get as many as 
possible of their Companions interested in the meetings. 

Attached herewith is a statistical table which I hope will be of 
some interest to the Companions." [It is of real value.] 

Election of officers: R.Ex. Comp. F. C. Nixon, Grand Z.; M.Ex. 
Comp. C. J. Hutchings, Grand Scribe E. 



Maryland 

The 163rd Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch 
Masons of Maryland was held in Baltimore on December 13, I960. 

Chapters 27. Membership 7,454. Net Loss 39. 

M.E. Comp. Joseph C. Bryan III, Grand High Priest. 

R.E. Comp. D. Ross Vansant, Jr., Grand Secretary. 

There were 11 Past Grand High Priests in attendance and many 
distinguished visitors. 

Address of Grand High Priest 

"Our Grand Chapter, and all men and Masons who knew them, lost 
this year two of the "loveliest and best." P.G.H.P. James Hamner Faik 
died while walking into church on a Sunday morning, and P.G.H.P. Han- 
ford Lockwood Sarles died while driving his car. Nineteen other perman- 
ent members completed their service this year as well as 157 Com- 
panions of our Subordinate Chapters. We will miss them. 

There were four Regional meetings held. At these meetings our 
plans were made for the year. Every High Priest was asked to prepare 
his meetings in advance and were given plans for interesting meetings. 
Many High Priests gave me their plans for their regular and special 
convocations a year in advance. Some of these meetings were outstand- 
ing. 

P.G.H.P. Smyrk, our Grand Lecturer, was ever present to guide in 
any matter, especially in the law and ritual of the Chapter. Our Grand 
Secretary P.G.H.P. Vansant also gave valuable and necessary assistance. 

Interest in Chapter Masonry is on the upswing. Companions, don't 
hide your talent. Use it. The woods would be very silent if no birds sang 
except those that sang best. 

All Grand Visitations were made as scheduled. The Grand Officers 
have visited with me. Degree work was requested to be done by the of- 
ficers of the Chapter visited, where possible. 

I used a different subject for my address at each Chapter. 

[A goodly list of 10 pages of visitations and activities follows.] 

Our membership of 7,475 is 39 less than we had last year. During 
the year a total of 262 members were added to our rolls. Death took 178 
members. If we stopped there we would have gained 74 members. But 
the story goes on: 61 demitted, 50 suspended and 2 were expelled, making 
a total of 113 over which, if we don't, we should have some control. 



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All Chapters, except 2, had work and conferred the degrees on can- 
didates. In most cases the work was well done. Our past is written, let 
us give thought and put every effort into today." 

The Grand Treasurer's report showed a balance in the bank of 
$13,479.05. 

Report of Grand Inspectors 

"The Grand Inspectors have made a total of 37 visits to the Chap- 
ters assigned to them, whereas the required number of visits are 66. 
Nine Grand Inspectors made the required number of visits; nine Grand 
Inspectors failed to report any visits, and many Grand Inspectors also 
accompanied the M.E. Grand High Priest on many of his Grand Visita- 
tions." 

For comparison I submit the following excerpt from the Report of 
Grand Inspector of 1941: 

"The Grand Inspectors have made 90 visits, whereas the required 
amount should have been 70 visits. Seven Inspectors exceeded the re- 
quirements as to the number of visits, and 2 failed to report any visits." 

It appears rather unusual that the Grand Inspectors did so well in 
1941 but not so well in I960." 

The Committee on Revision of Constitution submitted several sig- 
nificant amendments. 

Election of officers — M.E. W. Johnson Bonner, Grand High Priest; 
R.E. Comp. D. Ross Vansant, Jr., Grand Secretary. 



Michigan 

The 112th Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch 
Masons of Michigan was held in Detroit October 21-22, 1960. 

Chapters 145. Membership 30,175. Net Loss 376. 

M.E. William A. Hudson, Grand High Priest. 

M.E. Orlow J. Myers, Grand Secretary. 

All Grand Officers answered the roll call as well as 15 Past Grand 
High Priests and 26 District Deputies. There were 101 Grand Priests and 
111 Past High Priests in attendance. 128 Chapters were represented. 

Address of Grand High Priest — 

"I would like to share with you thoughts that have come to me as a 
result of my experience as a craftsman and as a member of this Grand 
Family. 

Candidates for the Royal Arch degrees can be found only in the 
Symbolic Lodges. A potential source for future candidates lies in the 
youth of our land. We must do- all we can to help bring them into contact 
with the basic principles of Masonry, morality and brotherly love. 

Progress does not merely happen, it exists because some guiding 
spirit activates its operation and controls and guides its destiny. 

The true value of Masonry is found in the success it has in molding 
the minds and lives of men, rather than in its age, its wealth, its num- 
bers or its prestige. 

History teaches us that nations are not destroyed from without, 
rather they die from decay from within, from disease of those rugged 
qualities and spiritual values that may have made them great. 

I am convinced that many worthy and deserving Companions have 
been lost through suspension or withdrawal because no one took enough 
interest in their welfare to find out why the Companion had not paid his 
dues or led the Companion to request a withdrawal. There is always 



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some Companion in the Chapter who can induce a Companion who is in 
arrears to pay his back dues, or induce a disgruntled Companion to re- 
consider a request for withdrawal. No Companion should be suspended 
or a withdrawal certificate issued until one or more worthy Companions 
have had a friendly talk with the Companion regarding his request for 
a withdrawal or his failure to meet his financial obligations. Preserve 
every craftsman as a member of the Craft." 

During the year many visitations were made within our own Juris- 
diction as well as visitations to Grand Bodies outside of Michigan. 

[Among the visitations we note one made on January 23, 1960, to 
the Thomas Peters Royal Arch Chapter No. 250, Windsor, Canada, and 
on April 11-13, 1960, to the 102nd Annual Convocation of the Grand 
Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario.] 

[Among the seven page of special Dispensations granted we note 
April 76, 1960, to Union Chapter No. 55 — to visit Palestine Chapter 
No. 54 Royal Arch Masons of St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada, to exemplify 
the Most Excellent Masters Degree on May 7th.] 

"During the past year, I have observed a growing interest and an 
improved morale in Royal Arch Masonry throughout our Grand Jurisdic- 
tion. Many Chapters that had but little or no work for many months 
have begun to confer degrees. Stronger chapters are helping the weak 
ones to do their work. Visitations to the symbolic Lodges have in- 
creased with the result that more brethren of the Symbolic Lodges are 
aware of the existence of Royal Arch Chapters. I am pleased with 
what I see." 

Report of Grand Treasurer — Total to account for $104,406.89 with a 
balance remaining of $71,137.39. Total assets $100,942.72. 

Report of Grand Secretary 1958 1959 

Membership at beginning of year 30,900 30.551 

Exalted in the year 1,015 1,037 

Affiliated in the year 185 100 

Restored in the year 50 59 

32,150 31,747 

Gain 1,250 1,196 

Died in the year 764 735 

Withdrawn 286 329 

Demitted and transferred 220 131 

Suspended and expelled 329 377 

Totals to deduct 1,599 1,572 

Total membership December 27 30,551 30,175 

Net loss 349 376 

Number of chapters having exaltations, 121; number of chapters 
having no exaltations, 24. 

Number of chapters showing gain in membership, 34; number of 
chapters showing loss, 101. 

[Significant to note that the total loss of 376 is one less than the 
number suspended and expelled during the year.] 

Report of Committee on Public Relations 

"Freemasonry has always borne its share of the burdens^ of good 
society and, by unleashing a tremendous flow of human relations best 
known as the Brotherhood of Man, the Craft has become the richest and 
most influential Fraternity in the entire world. We have become a 
truly universal Brotherhood of Man working under the Fatherhood of 
God. 



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"Early in 1960 a series of area workshops was decided upon and the 
most successful of these was held under the auspices of Royal Oak 
Chapter No. 167 on March 19th. The workshop consisted of a general 
discussion which was followed by a series of class discussions. 

"Many excellent conclusions were arrived at. The advantages gained 
will be used for the benefit of all of the chapters in the Michigan Juris- 
diction. The Committee, three years ago, in preparing its material for 
Officer Seminars, suggested that various types of cards could be pre- 
pared by the various chapters and sent to companions. "We Miss You" 
cards and "Invitation' , cards are, also, part of this scheme to interest 
the inactive Royal Arch Mason. There are also sympathy and birthday 
cards. A "Picture You*' card which can be sent to new members of all 
symbolic lodges after a reasonable time has elapsed since he received 
the Master Mason Degree. 

[Your reviewer thinks this a progressive, worth-while idea.] 

Two new chapters have been placed in carefully selected locations; 
and Institution ceremonies have been held. 

Three other chapters are presently in process. In addition to this, 
there are at least a dozen areas that have made definite moves to create 
new Royal Arch Chapters, and the Committee is poised to give them 
every possible aid. 

"Never in the history of our Grand Chapter, have more one-day 
reunions been held and in many instances, a considerable number of can- 
didates — anywhere from six to thirty — have been exalted to the Sub- 
lime Degree of Royal Arch Mason. 

"Royal Arch enlightenment and the advancement of the Royal 
Craft should always be the prime consideration of all chapters, and, 
in the process of disseminating such enlightenment, the local newspaper 
should not be scorned." 

The History Committee gave an interesting report covering a study 
of England's Premier Lodge of Research No. 2076 dealing with discrep- 
ancies in early records of Ex. Grand Royal Chapter of England as to the 
years March 22, 1765 to December, 1767 in which, according to the re- 
port of Michigan History Committee, "alteration was made to discredit 
the Royal Chapter". 

The Fraternal Correspontient reported the proceedings of 51 Grand 
Chapters and gave significant condensations from each. 

Election of Officers — M.E. Comp. Lawrence W. Larsen, Grand High 
Priest; M.E. Comp. Or low J. Myers, Grand Secretary. 

Mississippi 

The 112th Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter Royal Arch 
Masons of Mississippi was held at Jackson on May 11 and 12, 1960. 

Chapters 58. Membership 10,813. Net Gain 116. 

M.E. Comp. W. L. Holland, Grand High Priest. 

M.E. Comp. Sid. F. Curtis, Grand Secretary. 

There were 15 Grand High Priest, 3 Honourary Past Grand High 
Priest and many Distinguished Guests present. 

Address of Grand High Priest — 

"I want to thank you for a wonderful year. I trust that Capitular 
Masonry has not suffered too much as a result of your allowing me to 
serve this year as your Grand High Priest. 

God has been good to our Grand Chapter this year, in that our 
Grand Chapter Line has remained intact. One of our Honourary Past 
Grand High Priests, Comp. R. E. Ward, was called to eternal rest. We 



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extend our sympathy to the bereaved loved ones of those of our Com- 
panions of our own and other Grand Jurisdictions who have passed into 
the Great Beyond. 

I had the privilege and the pleasure of appointing six Companions 
Grand Representatives with the honourary rank of Deputy Grand High 
Priest of the Grand Chapter of Mississippi near their respective Grand 
Chapters. These nominations were made to me by their Grand High 
Priests: New South Wales, Argentina, Nevada, District of Columbia, 
Oklahoma and Wisconsin. 

Visitations 

I was only able to visit about one half of the Chapters in the state. 
Altogether I made 137 Masonic visitations in the State of Mississippi and 
5 outside the state. I have travelled 14,000 miles by car and plane in 
my visitations. [Eight pages of visitations.] 

State of Capitular Masonry 

I should like to feel justified in saying that everything is just won- 
derful and lovely in the State of Mississippi as far as Capitular Masonry 
is concerned, but I cannot say this with a clear conscience, for in spite of 
the fact that we have had a small gain in membership, 116 to be exact, 
for which I am most grateful, I feel that we are not moving along pro- 
gressively in our individual Chapters. I am afraid that maybe the ma- 
jority of our 58 Chapters are dragging a little. On an average of the 
Chapters I was able to visit, including my home Chapter, I found: at- 
tendance poor; ritualistic proficiency in opening and closing Chapter in- 
ferior; and degree work unhealthy. This was not everywhere, but in too 
many places. Where the work was inferior, the reasons were self-evi- 
dent — no individual study and no Chapter practice. Study and practice is 
the need and the cure. 

Here is the bright spot on the horizon. I find that almost every 
Chapter has one, two, three cr more good, hard-working Companions, but 
that is not enough. They cannot carry the whole load, although they are 
trying mighty hard in some places. 

I notice in most of the other Grand Jurisdictions they have some 
kind of an inspection system, under District Deputy Grand High Priests. 
Our Grand Lecturer with all his wonderful training and ability cannot 
get into some Chapters to help them because they will not invite him or 
arrange a meeting for him. We need something in our statutory regula- 
tions regarding subordinate Chapters that would require them to ar- 
range at least one such inspection training meeting with our Grand 
Lecturer each year. This is just a suggestion. 

Tomorrow I will became a Past Grand High Priest of this Grand 
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons. Does that mean that I have served my 
time and that my day is over and that from now on all I have to do is to 
sit back and let others do all the planning and work of Capitular 
Masonry in the State of Mississippi? No, it does not." 

[One of the great strengths of Royal Arch Masonry lies in the fact 
that most P.G.H.P.'s continue to labour faithfully until the G.A.O.T.U. 
pulls aside the veils.] 

Report of Fraternal Correspondent M.E. Comp. Horace L. Vilee 
deals briefly with a wide variety of incidents and items of news, and in- 
formation to R.A. Masons gleaned from the reports of other Fraternal 
Correspondents. 

The Grand Treasurer reported assets as of March 31, 1960, to be 
$111,946.51 comprised of cash in bank $22,247.32 and securities $89,- 
820.00. 

The Grand Secretary reported a gain in membership of 631 mem- 



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bers added by — Exalted 463, Affiliated 52, Reinstated 114, ommitted 
previous returns 2. 

Among the Grand Representatives welcomed was Juston M. Jones 
representing Canada. 

Report of Grand Lecturer — 

"Some of our Chapters are more active than at any time during the 
last 20 years or more. It is just as true that we have other Chapters that 
are just as dead now as they were ten or twenty years ago. Careful and 
diligent work needs to be done. It only takes one man to lead the way if 
he is enthusiastic. One of the first requirements, of course, is that one 
man learns as much of the ritual as possible and by his own example 
lead others to do likewise." 

[I should like to have quoted at length from this thoughtful analysis 
of the problem that confronts so many sister Jurisdictions.] 

Election of officers — M.E. Comp. Earl F. Goodwin, Grand High 
Priest; M.E. Comp. Sid. F. Curtis, Grand Secretary. 

Missouri 

The 114th Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter Royal Arch 
Masons of the State of Missouri was held at Columbia on April 26, 1960. 

Chapters 104. Membership 23,172. Loss 85. 

M.E. Comp. James P. Hall, Grand High Priest. 

M.E. Comp. Ray V. Denslow, Grand Secretary. 

There were present 16 Past Grand High Priests and Distinguished 
Visitors from seven sister Jurisdictions in the U.S.A. All were duly pre- 
sented and extended appropriate honours. 
Address of Grand High Priest — 

"The year has been a very full one; full of problems, many of a 
minor nature, but some that have called for deep study and decisions. 

During the year 512 of our Companions have been called to Higher 
Service. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved. 

It was my privilege to issue commissions to the following as repre- 
sentatives of the Grand Chapter of Missouri near the Grand Chapter in- 
dicated: 

Maryland — Harry F. Luckabaugh, Baltimore. 

Netherlands — Rud J. Arnoldi, Amsterdam. 

Western Australia — W. A. Halvorsen, Perth. 

It was also my pleasure to honour the following Companions by 
recommending them to other Grand Chapters to be their representatives 
near the Grand Chapter of the State of Missouri: 

Nevada — Irvin J. Freiberger, St. Louis. 

North Dakota — J. J. Shipman, Kennett. 

Western Australia — Elvin K. Luff, Independence. 

It pleased me to appoint M.E. Comp. Irvin J. Freiberger, my im- 
mediate predecessor, as my personal counsellor. It was a wise choice for 
he has been a good adviser. 

We are greatly concerned over the growing problem of demerits and 
suspensions. To give a. true evaluation of the condition of the rite is 
beyond the capability of one man, but I can give an opinion, and that is 
that the general picture shows more aggressive leadership and care in 
planning. I am sure if we continue along these lines there is no reason 
why 1$60 could not be a proud year for Royal Arch Masonry in Missouri. 
My observation is that ritualistic work is improving greatly and that the 
Grand Lecturer and district deputies should be commended for their 
efforts that have brought about these improvements. 



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Again our Grand Chapter made a contribution of $500.00 to the 
Pusan Children's Charity Hospital, Pusan, Korea. I recommend we ex- 
pand our charity work. The Grand Secretary reports that 19 Companions 
received the fifty-year awards. During the year a series of meetings 
were called for all present Grand Chapter officers, past Grand High 
Priests and the District Deputy to discuss affairs and conditions in each 
district. These meetings were a great success and produced good results. 

Three Chapters celebrated their centennials during the year; all 
being chartered on the same day, May 19th, 1859. 

During the year I made many visits within the Jurisdiction as well 
as to sister Jurisdictions." 

Report of Grand Treasurer showed a total bank balance of $70,- 
941.96 and total investments of $115,380.00'. 
Report of Grand Lecturer — 

"During the past fifteen years membership in the Grand Chapter 
has increased from about 16,000 to more than 23,000, but the last two 
years have resulted in a slight decline. Perhaps we should have fewer 
meetings and plan them with more care. It is necessary to plan meetings 
in advance. A review of Chapter activity over a period of years indicates 
that in order to maintain membership, or perhaps add a few each year, 
it is necessary to exalt approximately five per cent of the membership 
annually. If a Chapter permits itself a few years of complacent living 
and does not watch closely the suspension list, it may find itself in an 
unexpected decline. Only five Chapters have failed to exalt candidates in 
the last two years. Therefore, I consider it accurate to report that gen- 
erally there is activity throughout the Jurisdiction." 

Election of officers — M.E. Comp. Merritt S. Gwinn, Grand High 
Priest; M.E. Comp. Ray V. Denslow, Grand Secretary. 

Mexico 

The 5th Annual Convocation of the M.E. Grand Chapter of Royal 
Arch Masons of the United States of Mexico was held on March 13, 1959, 
in the City of Mexico. 

Chapters 7. Membership 382. Net Gain 13. 

M.E. Comp Alexander G. Wygard, Grand High Priest. 

R.E. Comp. F. W. Von San, Grand Secretary. 

The General High Priest, M.E. Comp. J. Luther Jordan, was present 
at the Convocation and received the Grand Honours. 

There were 22 Grand Representatives present. 
Address of Grand High Priest — 

"During the year I have had the wholehearted and complete co- 
operation of all the Grand Officers and District Inspectors. We have had 
a relatively good capitular year although our membership has not in- 
creased as rapidly as I had hoped. I find we have had too many suspen- 
sions for N.P.D. As always, much time was dedicated to Masonic Educa- 
tion. 

The Supreme High Priest was kind to us this past year in not calling 
away any members of our Grand family and only a few members of the 
Constituent Chapters." 

Report on Constitution 

The Committee on Constitution has carefully studied the comments 
made by the various Constituent Chapters and made a number of im- 
portant suggestions based upon the reports received. 

The committee proposes that business may be transacted in English 
or Spanish to suit the convenience of members present in Grand Chapter 



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Convocations. It is pointed out that it is feasible to have two official 
languages as is the case in the Canadian Parliament. However, this en- 
tails a complete duplication of everything and would take extra time and 
money. Therefore, it is suggested that the Constitution should be trans- 
lated into Spanish and that the Spanish version should be the official 
one, thereby making Spanish the official language. 
Report of Committee on Fraternal Relations 

We are today in fraternal relations with 55 Grand Chapters of 
which Argentina, Switzerland, Germany, Arizona, Indiana and Texas 
were confirmed during the past year. 

We are already in correspondence with 16 other Grand Chapters and 
trust that mutual recognition may be reached within the next few 
months. 

Election of officers — M.E. Comp. Alexander G. Wygard, Grand High 
Priest; R.E. Comp. F. W. Von San, Grand Secretary. 

Nebraska 

The 93rd Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons 
of Nebraska was held on December 2 and 3, 1959, at Omaha. 

Chapters 47. Membership 8,284 (October 31, 1959). Increase 11. 

M.E. Ehm J. Sorensen, Grand High Priest. 

M.E. Carl R. Greisen, Grand Secretary. 

18 Past Grand High Priests were present. They were welcomed by 
M.E. Ehm J. Sorensen, introduced to the Grand Chapter, given the 
Grand Honors and invited to seats in the East. 

Several General Grand Chapter Officers were introduced, welcomed 
and honoured. M.E. Ehm J. Sorensen called on M.E. Clayton W. Vetrov- 
sky to address the Grand Chapter on behalf of the Distinguished Guests. 

Address of Grand High Priest: 

"It is with very sad and deep thoughts that I report the passing of 
our dearly beloved Companion whom I appointed as our Grand Sentinel, 
E. Comp. Jack Watson. From the ranks of our constituent Chapters we 
have lost 181 companions by death during the past year. We extend our 
sympathy to their families and friends. 

"The nine Assistant Grand Lecturers have devoted many hours and 
many miles in performing their duties for this Grand Chapter under the 
able direction of our Grand Lecturer R.E. Comp. Russell F. Richmond. 
They have done an outstanding job. 

"We decided that as far as the degree work was concerned we should 
again concentrate on the Most Excellent Master Degree because there 
were too many Chapters which did not thoroughly understand it and a 
few that resented the changing of the floor work. 

It was also decided that the Grand Officers would only make such 
visitations as they deemed necessary, that all the instructions should be 
left to the Lecture Department, thereby trying to make uniform all 
floor and degree work. 

Many of the Chapters are beginning to realize the importance of the 
floor work when conferring degrees and are co-operating in every way. 
[A sign of progress.] 

There were four general letters sent to the Chapters this year. I 
tried to stress the importance of the Grand Chapter program as far as 
activities and membership were concerned. 

These letters were intended to show the necessity of attaining the 
goal set forth — an increase in membership. I mailed two questionnaires 
to each High Priest, the answers to be helpful to the Assistant Grand 



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Lecturers. Nearly every Chapter co-operated in returning the question- 
naires promptly, thereby enabling us to observe the progress of each 
Chapter. This information was greatly appreciated. 

We have some Chapters that will not answer any correspondence. I 
think it is important that all correspondence be answered promptly. I 
sincerely hope that the High Priests will take due and timely notice and 
see that in future all correspondence is answered promptly. 

There are a few Chapters in the State that are showing no interest 
whatever and three Chapters are inactive. The Companions who belong 
to these three Chapters are deriving nothing from Royal Arch Masonry. 
They are also preventing other Chapters from entering the territory now 
held by them. I recommend that Grand Chapter take immediate action 
to remedy this deplorable condition. 

I am happy to report that the Condition of Royal Arch Masonry in 
general is in very good condition. There seems to be a great deal of 
activity and enthusiasm in the majority of the Chapters." [Encouraging 
to read after the preceding paragraph.] 

The Grand Treasurer reported cash on hand December 1, 1959, to be 
$8,685.58 and total assets of $16,643.18. 

Report of the Grand Lecturer [an excellent report]. 

"How many Royal Arch Masons are there in Nebraska? The Grand 
Secretary informs us that there are 8,284 names on the membership 
rolls on October 31, 1959. But we repeat — How many Royal Arch Masons 
are there in Nebraska? The Lecturers have found some Chapters which 
lacked the required nine to open for business. What can be done to make 
Royal Arch Masons out of Royal Arch Members 

The Lecturer organization for 1959 included the Grand Lecturer and 
nine assistants. During 1959 the Lecturers travelled about 8,000 miles in 
performing their work. Forty Chapters were examined and thirty-eight 
received Proficiency Certificates. The examinations included Opening 
and Closing in the Royal Arch degree, recitation of the four obligations, 
a demonstration of the proper Reception of Grand Officers and the 
exemplification of the first section of the Most Excellent Master degree 
in a satisfactory manner. A number of Chapters qualified by a very nar- 
row margin. Attendance of Chapter members at the examination varied 
from 11 to 31, a very low percentage especially for the large Chapters. 

We have a very distinguished list of speakers this year. All gave 
talks based on Masonry which were timely and inspiring. 

Attendance at the Area Meeting dinners varied from 50 to 150, but 
the total attendance in the lodge room for all the meetings was only 
about three per cent of our membership. 

This year we have a net gain of 11 from a total of 292 exaltations, 
the lowest in many years. 

Most of us are aware that York Rite Masonry (perhaps all Masonry) 
in Nebraska needs some kind of a shot in the arm. Your Grand Lecturer 
doesn't profess to have all the answers but he would like to make a few 
suggestions. 

1. The York Rite Festival idea for conducting degree work has been 
quite successful at Alliance and might find application in other areas. 

2. The classes should never be so large in York Rite Masonry that 
the individuality of the candidate is lost. When several Chapters are 
located close together, each might specialize on one or two degrees and 
then exchange visits for their work. 

3. The presentation of impressive ritualistic work requires constant 
study. Many Chapters need more instruction and guidance to improve 
their work. This could be supplied in schools of instruction held by the 



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Assistant Lecturers. These schools should not require elaborate arrange- 
ments. 

4. Some interest might be developed for the presentation of pro- 
ficient work if two grades of Proficiency Certificates were issued, one 
for those Chapters who do outstanding work and the other for those 
whose work is considered satisfactory but not outstanding. 

What makes a man a Royal Arch Mason instead of just a Royal 
Arch member? The answer is interest, work, enthusiasm, thought, study 
and education for more light." 

[I have quoted somewhat extensively from this report because it 
deals with a problem that confronts Capitular Masonry in all too many 
Jurisdictions. It offers a challenge and many helpful suggestions. Read 
and carefully consider.] 

The Finance committee reported a cash balance of $8,685.58 in the 
general fund or a total of $9,485.68 in all funds. 

Elections of officers — M.E. Comp. Claude A. Rennau, Grand High 
Priest; M.E. Comp. Carl R. Greisen, Grand Secretary. 

Nevada 

The 87th Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter Royal Arch 
Masons of the State of Nevada was held in Reno June, I960. 

Membership 1,014. Net Gain 17. 

M.E. Comp. Stanley D. Sundeen, Grand High Priest. 

All Chapters represented. Ten Past Grand High Priests present. 
Fifteen Distinguished Guests were welcomed, including the General 
Grand High Priest and the Wor. Grand Master of Masons in Nevada. 

Forty-five Grand Jurisdictions were personally represented. Com- 
missions presented to Comp. Frank Agan for West Australia and Com>, 
A. E. Williams for Washington. 

The Grand High Priest's address was splendid, encouraging, re- 
flected a growing interest in Capitular Masonry in Nevada and was well 
received. The Report of Grand Secretary showed exalted 53, affiliated 2, 
restored 2, demitted 5, suspended N.P.D. 9, died 26. A net gain of 17. 

The Convocation addressed by distinguished guests; the address of 
the General Grand High Priest being particularly stimulating. 

The Distinguished Service medal was presented to Companion 
Anderson of Reno Chapter. 

The election and installation of officers for I960 proceeded under 
the direction of General Grand High Priest Jordan. 

M.E. Comp. Herman Loest, Grand High Priest. 

M.E. Comp. C. A. Carlson, Jr., Grand Secretary. 

The old "Ashcroft" Ritual was adopted as standard work of this 
Grand Chapter. Next annual, Tuesday, June 6; place, not yet determined. 

New Brunswick 

73rd Annual City of Edmundston, June 23, 

1960. 

Chapters 12. Membership 1,520. Net Increase 27. 

M.E. Comp. George J. Langell, Grand Z. M.E. Comp. Roy E. Craw- 
ford, Grand Scribe E. 

Distinguished Visitors were graciously received by the Grand First 
Principal and invited to the East. (Grand Honours). 

Divine Service was conducted by Rev. Karl F. Drew, Grand Chaplain. 



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Following a prayer of Invocation and one of Remembrance and Con- 
secration the G. Chaplain addressed the assembled Companions. "In 
olden times it was not easy for a man to belong to the Craft. He had to 
win this privilege by hard work, technical skill and personal worth. He 
had to bind himself to serve under rigid rules for seven years, with his 
service a test of character and of his training, for his entrance as a 
Master and Fellow of the Craft. He had to vow absolute obedience and, 
until he was taken and accepted, he lived by very strict rules. He had to 
confess faith in God, vowing to honour the Church, the State and the 
Master under whom he served. He must be honest and upright in keeping 
the confidence of his "Fellows," and the secrets of the Craft. We fashion 
for and of ourselves the Stones of the Temple of the Spirit as living 
stones of the building whose Builder and Maker is God." 

Roll call found nine P.G.Z.'s present and 18 Grand Representatives. 

M.E. Grand Z. Langell was pleased to welcome the large number 
representing Sister Jurisdictions, requested them to communicate with 
their respective Grand Chapters, extending greetings and best wishes 
from this Grand Jurisdiction. 

Reports of Grand Superintendents by Districts were then presented. 

Report of Grand Scribe E.: Exalted 66, Affiliated 3, Re-instated 6, 
Error 1. Total added 76. Suspended N.P.D. 16, Withdrawn 2, Demitted 
10, Deaths 2:1. Total loss 49. Net INCREASE in membership 27. Total 
membership December 31, 1959, 1,520. Seven Chapters shows increase 
from 1 to 17; 5 Chapters show losses from 1 to 7. 

GrapJ Treasurer reports bank balance June, 1960, $1,939 with bonds 
totalling $2,0'00.00. 
Address of Grand Z.: 

"It is my privilege and pleasure to extend greetings and a hearty 
welcome to all Companions present at this our Seventy-third Annual 
Convocation held in Edmundston, the largest centre of the pulp industry 
in North America. 

We pause to pay tribute to the members who have been called to the 
Celestial Lodge Above during the year: E. Comp. William Perry Erb, 
P. High Priest Sussex No. 9; M.E. Comp. John W. Logan, P.G.H.P. 
Grand Chapter Nova Scotia; M.E. Comp. G. W. Bennet, P.G.H.P. Grand 
Treasurer R.A. Chapter N.S.; also 19 Companions. We mourn their 
passing and extend our deepest sympathy to the bereaved. During the 
year it has been my privilege to appoint Representatives near Sister 
Grand Jurisdictions of Illinois, Nebraska, Netherlands, Wisconsin, 
Kentucky and North Carolina. 

Nine dispensations were issued during the year. 

[Visitations to subordinate Chapters and Sister Jurisdictions are 
listed with details in four pages.] 

"It has been my pleasure to observe great activity in most of the 
Chapters, which is indicated by a goodly increase in members. Attendance 
has also increased in most Chapters in the past year. I would recom- 
mend that all Chapters appoint a Membership Committee to impress 
new and old members to attend their Chapters, as a good attendance in- 
spires the officers to do better work. Finally, I pledge my support to my 
successor and Grand Chapter in general." 

The Credential Committee, on being admitted, made their final re- 
port of attendance. There were registered 62 less 7 dual — 55, 2 Dis- 
tinguished, plus 11 Companions; total 68. Summary — 2 distinguished 
visitors, 9 P.G.Z's; 11 Companions, 37 Past Z's, 4 H's; 1 J. Total as 
above 68. 

Election of officers: M.E. Comp. Sidney W. Sheppard, Grand Z.; 
M.E. Comp. Roy E. Crawford, Grand Scribe E. 



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New Brunswick's Representative near Canada is R.E. Comp. Abra- 
ham Cavanagh, London. 

New Hampshire 

The 141st Annual Convocation of the M.E. Grand Royal Arch Chap- 
ter of the State of New Hampshire was held on May 24, 1960, in the 
City of Manchester. 

Chapters 26. Membership 3,534. Net Gain 27. 

M.E. Percy H. Bennet, Grand High Priest. 

R.E. Hiram W. Johnson, Grand Secretary. 

All Grand Officers were present as well as 10 M.E. Grand High 
Priests and 65 Past High Priests. 

Many distinguished guests were received, warmly welcomed and 
given the Grand Honours, among the number being M.E. Comp. W. F. 
Clark, General Grand Scribe of the General Grand Chapter of Royal 
Arch Masons. 41 Grand Representatives responded U the roll call. 

Address of Grand High Priest — 

"I wish to express not only my personal appreciation but that of 
every New Hampshire Royal Arch Mason to the distinguished Com- 
panions from other Jurisdictions who honor us by their presence at this 
Convocation. They come not only from the United States but from 
Canada also. 

It has been no easier than I anticipated to attempt to do justice to 
the office of Grand High Priest while serving also as Grand Master of 
the Grand Lodge of New Hampshire. There has been surprisingly little 
conflict between Chapter visitations and Grand Lodge commitmei4;s. 
As never before I have been aware of the close relationship which does 
and should exist between our fundamental Blue Lodge freemasonry and 
the Capitular Rite. 

Since our last Annual Convocation 81 dear friends have responded 
to the summons of our Heavenly Father. We extend to their bereaved 
families our heartfelt condolences. Among the number called were eight 
Past High Priests. 
Visitations 

[Among the many activities of the Grand High Priest we can note 
but a few.] 

One of the highlights of the year was a joint testimonial dinner and 
reception held in my honour by Mt. Horeb Chapter No. 11 of Manchester 
and the Masonic Lodges of Manchester on June 5th. My friends were 
assembled from every portion of the State and representing all Masonic 
bodies. The auditorium in which we are now assembled was filled to 
capacity. I was presented with my Grand High Priest's apron by the 
Companions of Mt. Horeb Chapter, and with a magnificently carved 
plaque by the Manchester Lodges. On September 18th my friends of the 
First Masonic District held a testimonial dinner and reception in my 
honour at the Masonic Temple in Portsmouth. This evidence of friend- 
ship on the part of my associates and friends of all Masonic Bodies 
touched me deeply. 

December 25th. In accordance with your tradition I sent a message 
to all the Commanderies in New Hampshire to be read at the Christmas 
observance ceremonies. I delivered the message in person at Trinity 
Commandery in Manchester." 

The Deputy Grand High Priest, the Grand Scribe and the Grand 
King presented full and interesting reports of various visits, of inspec- 
tion of properties and presentation of degrees which were reviewed by 
the Deputy Grand Lecturers. 



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The Grand Treasurer reported a balance in bank May 14, 1960, of 

$12,841.37. 

The Grand Secretary in his report showed that complete returns 
have been made by all constituent Chapters and all fees and dues paid. 
Exaltations for the year were 132, an increase of 31 over last year. One 
hundred and eight Companions were awarded 40-year gold buttons dur- 
ing the year. 

Election of officers — M.E. Comp. George D. Goodhue, Grand High 
Priest; R.E. Comp. Hiram W. Johnson, Grand Secretary. 



New Mexico 

The 63rd Annual of the Grand Chapter R.A.M. was held at Las 
Cruces, May 16, 1960. 

Chapters, 14; Membership, 3,485; Net Gain, 119. 

M.E. Comp. Fred B. Hartman, Grand High Priest. 

R.E. Comp. Earner H. Rieman, Grand Secretary. 

7 Past G.H.P.'s were received, welcomed by the G.H.P. and presented 
with P. G.H.P.'? aprons. 30 Grand Representatives answered the Roll 
Call, among the number was M.E. Comp Wra. L. Ranville representing 
Canada. 

Manv Distinguished Visitors from out of the state were welcomed: 
J. L. Jordan, General G.H.P., Grand Chapter R. A. Masons! Rae C. Mar- 
tin, Grand Master, Grand Council of Colorado; Alva N. Anderson, G.M., 
Gra^d Council, Arizona; Chas. Allen, Secretary, New Mexico Scottish 
Rice; Floyd Manker, Grand Commandery of Arizona. 

Address of 'Grand High Priest — 

"Masonry teaches man to practice charity and benevolence, to protect 
chastity, to respect the ties of blood and friendship, to revere the ordi- 
nances of religion, to assist the feeble, guide the blind, raise up the down- 
trodden, shelter the orphan, guard the Altar, support the Government, 
inculcate morality, promote learning, love man, fear God, implore His 
Mercy and hope for happiness. 

"During the next few moments our hearts will be saddened as we 
call to mind the passing of 51 R.A.M.'s of this Grand Jurisdiction. We 
extend our sympathy to their families. The Scythe of Time has taken 
our beloved Past Grand High Priest, Francis C. Rolland. His influence, 
counsel and zeal will always be a guiding light to all of us. To our sister 
Jurisdictions we also extend our deepest sympathy in the loss of so many 
Companions by death. 

"Upon the recommendations of the G.H.P.'s of the several jurisdic- 
tions with which we have pleasant Fraternal relations, I was privileged 
to issue Commissions to Excellent Companions as Grand Representatives 
of the Grand Chapter of New Mexico, residing near their respective 
Grand Chapters. 

Grand Chapters represented: Mississippi, Utah, Maryland, Wis- 
consin, Washington, D.C., and Vermont. 

On May 13, 1960, I issued a dispensation to petitioners from Alamo- 
gardo, New Mexico, to institute them as a chapter U. D. on that date." 

[A splendid report followed, telling of Official Visits within his own 
Jurisdiction. It is interestingly detailed. Various local chapters were 
complimented upon their display of interest and the splendid quality of 
degree work. Visitations to other Masonic Bodies were also reported.] 

"I recommend that $500 be given for a scholarship grant to a worthy 
College Senior (male) for the year 1960-61, as our charitable project. 



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"To my successor and to this Grand Chapter I pledge my support." 

Report of the Grand Treasurer showed Bank Balances of $8,236.30 
and Investments $40,000.00. 

Report of Grand Secretary — Exalted 189, Admitted 28, Re-instated 
31, Omissions 11, total 259. Demitted 18, Died 51, Suspended N.P.D. 71, 
total lost 140. Net gain— 119. 

Address by M.E. Comp. J. Luther Jackson, General Grand High 
Priest. 

"If the message of R. A. Masonry is ever taken to the communities 
of New Mexico, those who are going to do that are within the sound of 
my voice right now. I think you need all the contacts, all the sources of 
information and inspiration that you can get. So I want you to come 
to the Triennial to be held in New Orleans Oct. 9-13 to get that help. 

"In one Constituent Chapter in a little town in our State, some years 
ago, the members voted to raise their dues by 50 cents, and send the 
magazine to every member in the Chapter. Since then they have had 
no suspensions. 

You might also be interested to know that this little country Chapter, 
in a town of less than 2,000 people, has furnished to the State, in the 
last 10 or 12 years, THREE Grand High Priests, 4 Grand Masters of the 
Grand Council, and ONE Grand Master of the Grand Lodge. 

You are NEVER going to increase INTEREST, EMOTION and 
INSPIRATION IN YOUR INITIATES UNTIL YOU DO A BETTER 
JOB IN PREPARING the DEGREES. But you need to know the history 
of Capitular Masonry and know the glorious tradition of it — you need 
to read the history. 

I would to God that we had the VISION to look out and see the 
impact of Free Masonry in this troubled World. The biggest job in this 
troubled world today is to win the hearts and lives of men. That is the 
thing to which we must be eternally DEDICATED and we need to be 
about it — doing it." 

[In the remainder of this ADDRESS there are many things said 
that I would like to record. Space, however, dictates that I have room 
only for this final quotation.] 

"Every Master Mason in the world who has never received the 
Royal Arch Degree is a lesser-informed Mason, because his EDUCATION 
in Masonry can never be complete until he has received the CHAPTER. 
It is part of Ancient Craft Masonry." 

Election of Officers— M.E. Comp. Clifford R. Morrison, Grand High 
Priest; R.E. Comp. Elmer R. Rieman, Grand Secretary. 

New Zealand 

The 68th Annual Convocation of the Supreme Grand Royal Arch 
Chapter of New Zealand was held February 10, 1960, at Auckland. 

Chapters 96. Membership 7,996, Net Gain 25. 

M.E. Comp. F. F. Boustridge, Grand Z. 

R.E. Comp. E. Cannons, Grand Scribe E. 

After the attendance roll was taken and the minutes confirmed the 
election of First Grand Principal was proceeded with. 

M.E. Comp. Archibald Burns, Grand Z. for 1960. 
Address of Grand Z. M.E. Comp. F. F. Boustridge — 

"In the exercise of my duty I have been enabled to visit every dist- 
trict in the territory (some of them on several occasions). 

The co-operation and loyalty of your Grand Superintendents has 
been further enhanced by the support of the Grand Chapter Officers and 



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Companions of constituent Chapters. This happy co-operation of all 
Companions has been of inestimable value to our Order and an inspira- 
tion to all those who, like myself, have been enabled to observe it. 

Let us not be content with the working of a degree, but rather aim 
at a regular flow of interesting information on interesting subjects 
which will hold the attention and attendance of all Companions. 

To the Principals of each Chapter may I stress this point. If you 
can, during your year of office, improve attendance figures by 10 per 
cent you will be rendering a greater service to Capitular Freemasonry 
than by providing a record number of candidates. You must learn how to 
hold our present membership at its highest level. Let your Companions 
be aware that you have a personal and abiding interest in them and their 
Masonic welfare. The numerical condition of our Order gives us cause for 
deep concern. If we do not act quickly to find and correct the cause of 
this decline, then we may expect next year's report to show a net loss in 
membership of some fifty members. During the last four years resigna- 
tions have increased alarmingly. 

"Masonry is Friendship — Friendship in every relation with our fel- 
low man. Friendship is ever the builder and those who have done most to 
establish the City of God on earth have been the men who loved their 
fellow men." 

Official visits 

M.E. Comp. F. F. Boustridge, G.Z., during his year of office travelled 
extensively on official visits throughout the territory and attended 
combined meetings in all districts as well as many visits to individual 
Chapters. 

A highlight of his year of office was the visit he made with several 
Grand Chapter Officers to Victoria and New South Wales. 

Address of 1960-61 Grand Z. M.E. Comp. Archibald Burns: 

"Feemasonry is such a marvellous system and contains so many 
truths — a large portion of them hidden — that most of us have only 
scratched the surface. Masonic knowledge is not measured by the num- 
ber of degrees acquired but by the accumulation of fundamental truths 
acquired from an analytical study of each degree. The fundamental 
objective of Masonry is a search for the lost Word — for the Truth — for 
the knowledge of ourselves. As now practiced, Freemasonry provides 
for our study a symbolic representation of birth, life, death and im- 
mortality. Freemasonry, although it emphasises the transitory of all 
human achievements, presents a stable plan and a true foundation on 
which to build. 

The ceremonial opening of the lodge, for instance, is necessary to 
create the atmosphere necessary to bring all present into harmony and 
to stimulate their perception. 

To the Craft, eminence of situation, wealth and power are unim- 
portant in comparison with good character. This truth cannot be em- 
phasised too much. The purpose of the second degree is to lead appren- 
tices from ignorance to knowledge, but it emphasises a most important 
principle — that the acquirement of knowledge must follow the acquire- 
ment of virtue. 

In the third degree we symbolically pass from death into life, but 
being still human we can still only see darkness visible. Faith, which is 
wisdom, Hope, which is strength, and Charity, which is Love, are the 
greatest moral forces at the disposal of the M.M. 

Charity is the true measure of human greatness. To relieve distress, 
sustain the weak, rescue the fallen, comfort the aged and afflicted; to be 
generous in pity, slow to accuse, moderate in reproof, deliberate in 
judgment and to be tolerant of the beliefs and opinions of others, in ad- 



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dition to moral uprightness are the distinguishing characteristics of a 
Mason. 

The great part of our Craft symbolism is built around K.S.T. That 
Temple is important to us because it is the symbol of the moral and 
spiritual Temple of man. 

Royal Arch Masonry deals with the realization that all sons of 
Adam must rebuild their mortal bodies into immortal stones for the 
Living Temple of the M.H., a work that can be completed by Him alone." 

[A splendid address, challenging, informative, inspiring and withal 
expressed in beautiful English.] 

Grand Representatives: our M.E. Dr. J. A. Evans (Canada); their 
M.E. N. B. Spencer. 

North Carolina 

The 138th Annual Convocation of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter 
Masons was held at High Point, May 10^11, 1960. 

Chapters 41. Membership 7,630. Net Gain 164. 

M.E. Comp. Samuel Bruce Hildebrand, Grand High Priest. 

M.E. Comp. Charles Carpenter Ricker, Grand Secretary. 

Many Distinguished Visitors from other states were introduced, 
welcomed and accorded appropriate honours. Among these was M.E. 
Walter A. DeLamater, Past M.E. Grand Master of the Grand Encamp- 
ment, K.T., of the United States of America, presently the Grand 
Recorder of the Grand Commandery, K.T., of New York. 

There were 11 Past Grand High Priests present as well as five 
District Deputy Grand High Priests and 14 High Priests. 

Nine Secretaries were registered from their respective Chapters. 

Practically all Grand Representatives from Grand Chapters of Can- 
ada, Australia, England and U.S.A. answered the roll call. 

Grand High Priest: "I hope, Companions, that you will go back to 
your Chapters with renewed interest and put forth your best efforts to 
make this great organization of ours grow." 

The report of the Necrology Committee showed that 72 Companions 
had passed through the veils of the Supreme Grand Chapter during the 
year. 

Report of Grand High Priest 

"Again I have the privilege and honour of extending to each of you 
a very warm personal welcome. 

To our distinguished guests and representatives present from other 
Grand Jurisdictions, I extend a very special welcome and thanks that we 
are honoured by their attendance. 

Upon the recommendation of the Grand High Priest of each of their 
jurisdictions I appointed Grand Representatives of the Grand Royal 
Arch Chapter of North Carolina — South Carolina, Sam L. Grant, Jr.; 
Florida, Robert L. Pulley; Georgia, William C. Sanders; Rhode Island, 
Howard F. O'Connor. During the year I recommended Comp. L. A. 
Rennison for appointment as Grand Representative to Nebraska. 

All of my official visits to the subordinate Chapters were made on 
regular meeting nights to avoid extra expense and inconvenience to the 
subordinate Chapters. (Details given in 7 pages that follow.) 

In my visits to the Subordinate Chapters in North Carolina I used 
my best efforts to stimulate the growth and advancement of Capitular 
Masonry on all occasions and to create an atmosphere of friendship and 
brotherly love. In performing the duties pertaining to my office it was 
necessary for me to travel 23,064 miles in my car and 9,707 by train. 



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On July 7, 1959, a Special Convocation of the Grand Royal Arch 
Chapter was held in Lexington for the purpose of constituting and con- 
secrating a new Chapter, Lexington No. 97. 

It was my privilege to witness degree work in each of the ten 
capitular districts. I saw excellent work, beautifully portraying the 
tenets of Capitular Masonry. We should discourage the displayal use of 
the Rituals when conferring the degrees. We owe a debt of gratitude to 
the fine Ritualists who are giving of their time and talents in trans- 
mitting further Light in Masonry to our less informed brothers. 

There has been overall improvement this year over the average of 
the past ten years. Our total net gain was 154. 

Charles Ricker, our Grand secretary, is a beacon light in all phases 
of Masonry. His work is beyond the praise of the tongues of men. 

My prayer is that we shall never forget the obligations we re- 
ceived while kneeling at the sacred Altar. It is there we receive wisdom 
and inspiration to better understand the mystic teachings and symbols 
of Masonry." 

Report of Grand Treasurer showed a bank balance of $9,047.78 in 
the General Fund on December 31, 1950, and total resources of $60,- 
191.26. 

Report of Grand Secretary showed a membership of 7,630 and a net 
gain of 1)54. Twenty-two Chapters show a net gain, three show no change 
and 16 show a net loss in membership. 

Report on Capitular Review of North Carolina: 

M.E. Comp. Charles H. Pugh introduces his Review by observing 
that the "problems to our Jurisdiction are the problems that usually 
affect the others." He then gives his own observations, after studying 
the efforts made in more than 50 of our Grand Chapters as to the steps 
that should be taken towards a solution of these problems, quoting at 
length from the address of the Grand First Principal of Alberta and 
from the Grand Lecturer of Missouri. In both quotations the N.C. Re- 
viewer points out their support of his contention that success can only 
be attained by efforts at the local level. [With this I largely agree.] 
Companion Pugh's Review then continues by statistical and brief reports 
on individual Jurisdictions. These are followed by a more extensive 
analysis of the general situation interfused by the Review's able com- 
ments based upon his erudite knowledge and long experience in Capitu- 
lar Masonry. 

Election of officers — M.E. Comp. Armon E. Baggett, Grand High 
Priest; M.E. Comp. Charles Carpenter Ricker, Grand Secretary. 

A beautiful acceptance speech was made by the newly installed 
G.H.P. Armon E. Baggett (I quote in part) : 

"I know of no permanent alternate for hard work, nor do I even 
know of a reasonable substitute. We must face the facts squarely and 
try to overcome those obstacles that temporarily seem unsurmountable. 
I offer no solution other than to begin to do the things that we already 
know we ought to do. I am proud to be at the head of a list of officers 
who will follow in succeeding years to work for the improvement of 
mankind. As the one who temporarily holds the greatest title among you 
I can assure you of my great desire to be the servant of all." 

North Dakota 

The 71st Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter Royal Arch 
Masons of North Dakota met at Grand Forks March 17-18, 1960. 
Chapters 22. Membership 2,742. Net Loss 21. 
M.E. Comp. Albertus C. Scott, Grand High Priest. 



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M.E.'Comp. Clifford E. Miller, Grand Secretary. 

The General Grand King, M.E. Comp. Edward A. Martini, was 
warmly welcomed and accorded Grand Honours and asked to address 
the Companions. He said, "I should like to direct your thoughts to the 
conditions that exist in the world today. These conditions are of such 
enormous proportions that it should be the concern of each and every 
citizen and more particularly the concern of every Royal Arch Mason, to 
be On the alert and avail themselves of the information which can be had 
for the asking, so that we will be able to do our share in helping to cor- 
rect these misunderstandings. We, as Royal Arch Masons, are the largest 
group under one head and that is why I say that, if we would get to- 
gether on a common course, we could exert a very definite and effective 
influence for the benefit of all, nationally and internationally." On the 
evening of the 17th there were 110 Companions, guests and ladies in at- 
tendance at the banquet. 

On Friday morning, March 8th, the Grand Chapter resumed labor. 
Twelve Grand High Priests responded to the roll call and presented 
themselves at the Altar. The Distinguished Guests were presented. 

The Address of Grand High Priest — 

"The year has been a very rewarding experience for me, one that 
has offered me the opportunity of learning much about Royal Arch 
Masonry and for the making of many new friends. 

During the year I made many visitations. I attended Grafton Chap- 
ter No. 9 on April 16th where eight candidates including a father and his 
two sons were given the Royal Arch Degree. 

Following the Grafton meeting my activities were curtailed for a 
time due to major surgery and a rather extended period of convalescence. 
However, on May 2:6th I was able to attend the 37th Annual Convocation 
of the Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Saskatchewan held at Moose 
Jaw." 

[Many other visits were described in interesting details.] 

The Grand Master of Masons for North Dakota, Benj. G. Gustafson, 
spoke briefly — "It is my ambition during my year as head of the Masons 
in the state to promote a program whereby all branches of Masonry will 
be working for the good of all. If we will only co-ordinate our efforts we 
should change the trend of our annual reports of the last few years from 
losses to gains." 

The Grand Treasurer reported a balance on February 29th, 1960, of 
$4,276.53 with total cash and securities of $7,777.27. 

Th Grand Secretary in his report called attention to the year 1964 
when the 75th Anniversary of the establishment of the Grand Chapter of 
Royal Arch Masons of North Dakota will be celebrated. 

A memorial service was held for the departed Companions and for 
Miss Clara Richards who had served for more than forty years as 
Librarian of the Grand Lodge Library. 

Reports of Committee on Annual Returns 

We started the year 1959 with 3,763 members. We exalted 95 mem- 
bers, affiliated 17 and reinstated 6. However we lost 37 by demit, 69 
passed away during the year and 33 were suspended for^ N.P.D. giving 
us a net loss of 21 members so that we ended the year with 2,742 mem- 
bers. This is far from the goal of 3,000 members which was set as our 
objective at this Grand Convocation a year ago. 

The Committee on Capitular Education in reporting on the continued 
decline in membership from 4,168 members in 28 Chapters in 1925 to 
2,763 members in 22 Chapters in 1959 said: "Basically, what is wrong? 
Have the ancient ceremonies lost their mystic appeal? Is the 'free and 



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accepted' brotherhood yielding to expediency and the modern clamor for 
games of chance and the indulgence of intoxicating liquor to replace a 
loyal adherence to Masonic landmarks? 

Many Companions seldom attend convocations, usually complaining, 
'I haven't time.' Others pay dues with reluctance. Financial difficulties 
often beset many Chapters; while fraternities which serve food and in- 
toxicating liquor prosper and erect imposing buildings." 

Election of officers — M.E. Comp. Raymond S. Olson, Grand High 
Priest; M.E. Comp. Clifford E. Miller, Grand Secretary. 



Nova Scotia 

The 91st Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter Royal Arch 
Masons of Nova Scotia was held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, 
on June 21, I960, 

Chapters 27. Membership (January, 1960) 3,043. Increase 63. 

M.E. Comp. Gordon Stewart Walker, Grand High Priest. 

M.E. Comp. H. F. Sipprell, Grand Secretary. 

There were five Past Grand High Priests present and five Past 
Grand Scribes. There were many Distinguished Visitors; among the 
number was M.E. Comp. C. M. Pitts, P.G.Z. Grand Chapter of Canada in 
the province of Ontario. All were welcomed and accorded Grand Honours. 

Address of Grand High Priest — 

"My year in office was a rather disappointing one, owning to illness, 
nevertheless it was one of great experience to me. I was made happy on 
so many occasions by the companionship and kindness shown to me by 
Grand Chapter Officers, past and present, who assisted me and showed 
the greatest consideration in carrying out many details of the work that 
I could not possibly have done. [True Masonry in action.] 

During the year Grand Representatives were appointed to British 
Columbia, The Netherlands, New York, Argentina, Wisconsin, and 
Maryland. 

During the year 40 of the Companions of this Jurisdiction were 
called to Higher Service. Our sympathy is extended to the bereaved. 

Many visitations were made to Sister Jurisdictions during the year. 
At all meetings I was received and welcomed in a truly Masonic manner. 

Believing that Royal Arch Masonry must have continuous growth, I 
would recommend that more attention be given to our Master Mason 
Lodges. From them the material must come and there we know an 
abundant supply is to be found among the splendid brethren of our 
Master Mason Lodges. We should speak more freely to Master Masons 
on the higher education to be found in the advanced orders beginning 
with the Royal Arch." [We heartily agree.] 

Grand Chapter was greatly shocked to learn of the unexpected pass- 
ing of the Grand Treasurer just two days before the Annual Convocation. 
His station was left vacant during the proceedings and his regalia was 
placed on his desk. 

The Grand Secretary presented M.E. Companion C. W. Bennett's 
final report and moved that it be laid on the table pending the adoption 
of the report of the auditor. 

The report showed a balance of $925.39 in the General account and 
$1,539.60 in the Benevolence Fund. 

Total assets $10,555.92. 

Election of officers — M.E. Comp. Frank Albert Van Iderstine, Grand 
High Priest; M.E. Comp. H. F. Sipprel, Grand Secretary. 









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Nova Scotia 

A Special Convocation of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons 
of Nova Scotia (with jurisdiction over Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island 
and Newfoundland) was held in Halifax on the afternoon of Saturday, 
October 17, 1959, for the purpose of observing the ninetieth anniversary 
of the founding of the Grand Chapter. 

A service of Remembrance and Re-dedication was led by the Grand 
Chaplain, R.E. Comp. V. Rev. E. B. N. Cochran. 

Three portraits of the founder of the Grand Chapter were unveiled. 
The M.E. Grand High Priest led the Companions in repeating the obliga- 
tion of a Royal Arch Mason, concluding with the words, "May God aid us 
to be faithful to this re-dedication of ourselves to His service and to 
Royal Arch Masonry." 

In the evening a large number of Companions and their ladies at- 
tended the Anniversary banquet in the Lord Nelson Hotel. The special 
speaker was M.E. Comp. R. V. Harris, who "revealed the secrets" of a 
Royal Arch Mason in a highly entertaining manner. 

Ohio 

The 144th Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch 
Masons of Ohio was held at Columbus on October 5-6, 1960. 

Chapters, 213; Membership, 67,812; Net Gain, 301. 

M.E. Comp. Homer Trantham, Grand High Priest. 

R.E. Comp. Ralph W. Smith, Grand Secretary. 

Partial report of the Committee on Credentials. 

That all Grand Officers are present except Companion Charles H. 
Gross, Grand Chaplain Emeritus, and Thomas W. Fessenden, Grand 
Chaplain Emeritus. That all Past Grand High Priests are - present 
except M.E. Comps. Frank DeLay and Herbert T. Leyland. 

Also present is a large number of distinguished guests from this 
Grand Jurisdiction and other Grand Jurisdictions, to all of whom a most 
cordial and fraternal welcome is extended. (Alex G. N. Bradshaw, Past 
Grand First Principal and Grand Representative of Ohio near Grand 
Chapter of Canada (Ontario) London, Ontario, was present.) 

The address of Welcome was given by Harold H. Eibling, the 
Superintendent of the Columbus Public Schools and a member of York 
Chapter No. 200. 

Necrology Report 

"It is a solemn duty and sorrow to report to you that in the United 
States, some five thousand, and in Ohio fifteen hundred and seven 
companions have found the completed meaning of their days in the To- 
morrow of Forever. 

In -sorrow we report the death of Companion Ray V. Denslow, Past 
Grand High Priest, former Editor of Royal Arch Magazine and an out- 
standing Mason. I express for you our deep sorrow in the loss of so 
excellent a companion. Companion Carl William Sparling, Oak Harbor, 
Ohio, died on November 12, 1959. He was Grand High Priest of this 
Grand Chapter in 1928 and 1929; and Companion Willard T. Francis of 
Lorain, Ohio, who was Grand High Priest in the 1944 and 1945 term, 
died July 19, 1960. 

Address of Grand High Priest 

"The Grand Chapter Officers conferred the Royal Arch Degree in 
Toledo, Cincinnati and Dayton, each Grand Chapter Officer in his own 
station. On December 19, 1959, the Grand Chapter Officers conferred 



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the Royal Arch Degree upon a district-wide class of almost 100, each 
chapter haying one or more candidates. The audience of almost 400 
was enthusiastic. 

The Grand Chapter Officers had the privilege of dedicating new 
chapter apartments for seven chapters during the year at Columbus, 
Bucyrus, Columbus Grove, Greenfield, Elyria, Mansfield and Worthing- 
ton. 

Some of the things we have this year endeavoured to accomplish 
are: promotion generally of the Grand Chapter program, plans and 
objective; publishing notices of events and happenings of importance; 
commending individuals and chapters for noteworthy accomplishments; 
detailing the plans and procedures successfully used by other chapters; 

Chapters showing no suspension — 61. 

Chapters showing no exaltations — 3. 

Election of Officers for 1960-61— Keith A. Porter, Grand High 
Priest; Ralph W. Smith, Grand Secretary. 

Award for distinguished servic to be Capitular Rite to E. Comp. P. 
B. Morgan P.H.P. and secretary of Vermilion Chapter. Officers installed. 
Grand Chapter closed in ample form. 

Fraternal Correspondence Review — Roscoe R. Walcutt, P.G.H.P. 

One of the outstanding reviewers and Masonic students of the Capi- 
tular World begins with a significant analysis of gains and losses in 55 
chapters reviewed, followed by brief statistics of each. This is followed 

I am elsewhere herein recommending that the Grand High Priest 
be authorized to transfer some of the secretarial and routine duties now 
devolving on him to the office of the Grand Secretary, [sounds like a 
sensible idea. Most Scribe E's are P.G.H.P.'s.] 

Grand Secretary's report: 

"The gain in membership for the past year was 301 as compared 
with 202 in 58-59, and 174 in the previous year." 

Exalted, 2,739; reinstated, 138; admitted, 101. 

Withdrawn, 435; Died, 1,507; suspended NPD, 723. 

Chapters showing gain over 1959 — 110. 

Chapters showing loss over 1959 — 91. 

Chapters showing suspensions — 153. 
encouragement of subordinate chapter officers to greater activity and 
achievements; publication of pertinent articles on Masonic subjects in- 
tended to stimulate thinking.. 

[All worthy undertakings] . I will not dwell further on our program 
for the year as it will be set forth in the appendix of the annual pro- 
ceedings. 

Our 46 chapters which had a net gain of 3% or more accounted for 
a total net gain of 816 members. At the beginning of the year the 
members of these 46 chapters constituted only 20% of our entire 
membership of 67,511. Therefore, if the other 167 chapters had achieved 
a standard of performance equal to that of these 46 chapters, our net 
numerical membership gain would have been 4,080 instead of 301. 

I made many visitations — some beneficial and others I felt were a 
waste of time, as in Chapters where the Grand High Priest is brought in 
simply as window dressing and another individual is billed as "the 
speaker of the evening". After the audience is thoroughly fatigued, the 
Grand High Priest is called upon for a "few words". That is hardly 
courteous to the office or to the Grand High Priest, and I hope that no 
district will invite subsequent Grand High Priests under such circum- 
stances. 



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by a Topical Review under such headings as: Membership and Attend- 
ance; Public Relations; Financial; Ritualistic Work; Jurisprudence; 
Gambling; Sunday Work; etc. Under these various topics he quotes ex- 
tensively from reviewers of various sister jurisdictions and adds his own 
significant comments. The entire review is a source of enlightenment 
and inspiration for all companions who desire to know Capitular 
Masonry as it functions in the world of 1960. [I appreciate his kindly 
reference, page 273, to the review in Canada.] 

Oregon 

The Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Oregon held its 99th 
Annual Convocation at Portland April 13-14, 1960. 

Chapters 49. Membership 8,377. Net Loss 96. 

M.E. Samuel A. Warg Grand High Priest. 

R.E. Richard H. Tusant, Grand Secretary. 

Distinguished Visitors were presented, introduced, accorded proper 
honours, and extended a hearty welcome by the Grand High Priest. 
They were invited to speak as opportunity presented. 

Message of Grand High Priest — 

"It is indeed a pleasure to celebrate the Centennial Year and meet 
in the "City of Roses" which so genuinely reflects the friendship and 
hospitality of our great state. 

A year has passed since we met in Roseburg in our 98th Convoca- 
tion. Many of you will recall the wonderful little city which was ours at 
that time. Since then we have been called upon to mourn the terrible 
disaster which struck last August 7th. Thirteen lives were lost in the 
blast — one was a Mason who was High Priest of my own Chapter, just 
preceding me. I have never seen the spirit of Masonry exemplified to 
such an extent as it was in Roseburg. Everyone was truly his brother's 
keeper. I can only wish that such a spirit might be embodied in all 
phases of Masonry. 

Today we celebrate our Centennial Anniversary and while honour- 
ing the past, we also look forward to the next 100 years with a very real 
sense of dedication and anticipation. 

During the past year a total of 189 have passed within the Veil, 
among the number was R.E. Comp. Bruce Burns, Grand King, who will 
be greatly missed by the Grand Chapter and York Rite Masonry. 

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to all the bereaved. 

Grand Representatives of Oregon were appointed near the Grand 
Chapters of Switzerland and Saskatchewan. 

[Forty-five visitations to Chapters in Oregon were listed and one 
and one-half pages of other visitations — a busy year.] 

For the past four years our Grand Chapter has shown a steady de- 
crease in membership. In 1955 we had a membership of 8,720. In January, 
1960, we have only 8,377 — a total loss of 3"43 in five years. 

I have visited nearly all the Chapters in the State, and, in the ma- 
jority of cases their work, in all its phases, was only average in quality 
and in not a few, poor. We seem to be afflicted with at least six major 
problems: poor leadership; poor ritualistic work; poor attendance; poor 
advertising; suspension for non-payment of dues; lack of a definite pro- 
ject. 

We find that poorly financed Chapters, in general, lack enthusiasm 
and are poor in leadership and ritualistic work — if they are doing any 
work at all. Some are still trying to struggle along on $2.00 dues. This 
is an impossibility. The average rate of dues for the State is $3.50. 



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No less than four Chapters are in danger of losing their charters. 
They have trouble getting out a quorum for their meetings due to lack 
of interest. All of these Chapters are in poor financial straits, having 
less than $250.00 in liquid assets. Membership is low and there have 
been few, if any, exaltations over the past five years. 

Gresham Chapter alone showed better than a ten per cent gain and 
will be awarded the Dodge cup again this year. 

With a hundred years of history behind us and its lessons plainly 
written, it should be clear that something cannot be had without work, 
and that personal effort is the only criterion of success. It is my hope 
that we have reached the end of our regression. The future belongs to 
you and your efforts — and tomorrow. 

In the passing of time, habits may change and lives may be altered, 
but the principles and standards of Masonry will not. It has been honour- 
ed in the past, it is admired in the present, it will be respected in the 
future. It has been maligned in the fires of ignorance and criticism and 
has come out not dross but tempered steel." 

[This address was closed by a stirring, challenging reference to the 
coming Sabbath of Easter.] 

Report of Grand Secretary: 40 Chapters conferred degrees, 9 Chap- 
ters did not confer degrees, 15 Chapters showed a net gain, 30 Chapters 
showed a net loss, 4 Chapters showed neither gain nor loss. 

Report of Grand Treasurer showed total assets of $52,323.91 and 
total funds General Fund $25,808.88. Life Membership Fund $52,323.91. 
Total $78,132.79. 

General Grand High Priest M.E. Comp. J. Luther Jordan spoke on 
the question, "What is the General Grand Chapter and what does it do?" 
He recommended the "History of Royal Arch Masonry." 

Companion Jordan stated that through the efforts of the General 
Grand Chapter some 235 Master Masons were released from prisons in 
Spain. He deplored the fact that Royal Arch Masonry was the only 
Masonic group that showed a net loss in 1958 and that Oregon showed a 
loss in 19i59 in all Masonic bodies except the Grand Lodge. 

Companion Jordan stated that "No Brother should be suspended for 
non-payment of dues." A thorough investigation should be made as to 
the conditions before a Companion is dropped. 

The Grand Orator in his address gave a splendid capitular resume 
of the history of Masonry in Oregon from the early days of 1851. [This 
is a very interesting and splendidly detailed report of the beginnings 
and growth of what was to become the Grand Chapter of the State of 
Oregon. Regret that space forbids full quotation.] 

Among the amendments to the Constitution was one deleting the 
Capitular Review. 

An interesting address, "Royal Arch on the March," by Roy V. 
Denslow gives a wealth of information on the General Grand Chapter — 
what it comprises and its accomplishments. [We commend this address 
to all Royal Arch Masons.] 

The report of the Capitular Reviewer give brief comments from 17 
Grand Capitular Jurisdictions containing interesting information. In his 
introduction he says: "In the British Isles, lodges and Chapters are very 
much smaller numerically, because of deliberate restriction of intake. 
They put quality ahead of quantity in their selection of candidates. Their 
members are well known to each other and their attendance is excellent; 
and suspension for N.P.D. is practically unheard of. 

Election of officers — M.E. Comp. Harry J. Young, Grand High 
Priest; R.E. Comp. R. H. Trusant, Grand Secretary. 



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Pennsylvania 

The Quarterly Communication of the Grand Holy Royal Arch Chap- 
ter of Pennsylvania was held at Philadelphia March 5, 1959, being the 
164th year. 

Chapters 159. Membership 40,868. Net loss 369. 

M.E. Comp. John R. Asher, Grand High Priest. 

M.E. Comp. John C. F. Kitselman, Grand Secretary. 

There were eight Past Grand High Priests and 24 District Deputy 
Grand High Priests in attendance. 

There were 33 Grand Representatives present; among the number 
was Arthur L. Miller of the Grand Chapter of Canada. 

The Grand Treasurer reported a balance on February 20, 1959, of 
$60,384.17. 

The Grand Secretary's report — 

52 Chapters showed a gain in membership. 
82 Chapters showed a loss in membership. 
17 Chapters showed neither gain nor loss. 
8 Chapters in which no petitioners were marked. 
The 2nd Quarterly Communication was held at Honesdale on June 4, 
1959. 

The Grand Treasurer reported a balance May 19, 1959, of $61,686.08. 
The Committee on Membership reported total number of petitions 
reported during January, February, March and April, 1959, were 569 — 
one less than in the same period in 19'58. 

Address of Grand High Priest — 

"We have now reached the end of the first half-year period of this 
Capitular year. Much has been accomplished, but there has been a lack 
of interest shown by the Deputies in many cases. There is much more to 
the work of a Deputy than to just attend a meeting of the Chapter and 
then mail a visitation report, giving in the report only the number in 
attendance and the degree conferred. Following a visitation the Deputy 
should call the officers together, talk with them and plan with them. 
[Good advice.] 

The increased cost of operating a Chapter due to increased cost of 
postage, printing and rentals, with the income of the Chapters standing- 
still or dropping, is a matter that should be studied. 

I have attended several Anniversaries and several Grand Convoca- 
tions of other Grand Jurisdictions." 

The 3rd Quarterly Communion was held on September 3rd at Wells- 
boro. The Grand Treasurer's report showed a balance in bank of $55,- 
741.95 on August 20th. 

The Committee on Membership reported the total number of peti- 
tions reported during the first six months of 1959 to be 827 — 4 less than 
in the same period in 1968. 

Address of Grand High Priest — 

"We are about to enter into the final quarter of our Capitular year. 
The standing and accomplishments of a Chapter are in no small measure 
dependent upon the leadership and ability of the officers. No Chapter 
will prosper with poor officers. The wise leader will at regular intervals 
call together his officers and fellow workers for the purpose of discuss- 
ing the problems of the Chapter. 

The Grand Chapter of Pennsylvania has a membership of about 41,- 
000. We should have a much larger membership. This responsibility rests 



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entirely with the District Deputies and the M.E. High Priests, the of- 
ficers and membership of each individual Chapter. My slogan still re- 
mains "Petitions." Sell Royal Arch Masonry by talking Royal Arch 
Masonry, by living- Royal Arch Masonry." 

The 4th Quartery Communication was held on December 3rd at 
Philadelphia. Among the Grand Representatives was Arthur L. Miller 
of the Grand Chapter of Canada. 
Address of Grand High Priest — 

"We have come to the end of another year. The unrest that exists 
today throughout the nation is cause of great concern and demands in- 
telligent thinking, sincerity of conviction and loyal adherence to the aims 
and principles of our Rite and, above all, a trust in God. 

I would like to pay tribute to our Grand Secretary, Compansion 
John C. F. Kitselman. He is a great asset to our Grand Chapter and in 
his mental storehouse of knowledge and thinking, our Grand Chapter is 
to be congratulated in having such a man as Grand Secretary. 

During the year five Chapters celebrated^ their 100th anniversaries. 
I have made many visitations in this Jurisdiction as well as to sister 
Jurisdictions — one of them being to the Grand Chapter of Canada, held 
in the Royal York Hotel on April 27-29th." 

The receipts for Grand Chapter $37,3166,70 with bonds to value of 
$87,334.54 and total common stock to value of $83,418.87 and preferred 
stock $54,852.00. The Grand Treasurer reported for the year ending 
November 19, 1959, a balance of $47,645.67. 

Necrology — 129 members of Grand Chapter have answered the call 
of the Grand Architect of the Universe during the year. 

Election of officers — M.E. John R. Asher, Grand High Priest; M.E. 
John C. F. Kitselman, Grand Secretary. 

Republic of Philippines 

The 8th Annual Convocation of the M.E. Grand Chapter of Royal 
Arch Masons of the Republic of the Philippines was held on April 29, 
I960, at San Marcelino, Manila. 

Chapters 21; Membership 1,285; increase steady each year. 

M.E. Comp Nicanor E. Santos, Grand High Priest. 

R.E. Comp. Antonio Gonzalez, Grand Secretary. 

The roll call of the Grand Officers showed a quorum. 

Flag ceremonies and pledge of Allegiance followed. 

The M.E. Grand High Priest extended a hearty welcome to all dele- 
gates and companions. 

Then followed the Roll Call of the Grand Representatives and the 
Grand High Priest welcomed them in these words: "In this time when 
the powers of the wo-rld are divided into two distinct ideologies, we should 
more than ever make stronger ties, which bind Masonry together where- 
ever dispersed. Please convey to the Grand Jurisdictions, whom you 
represent, our fraternal good wishes and our ever ready co-operation in 
strengthening the bonds of fraternal brotherhood." 

The response to this welcome was given by Ex. Comp. Will K. Pres- 
tige, Jr. "We thank you for the mo<st gracious welcome you have ex- 
tended to us. Some of us represent Grand Chapters of countries of 
which we know very little, and yet, we all speak the universal language 
of Masonry, and for this we are very proud. How truly wonderful is this 
Great Institution of o-urs! Among Masons there is no such word as 
foreigner. We are all Brothers in every sense of the word. Our ways 
may be slightly different, but our love for each other is the same the 



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world over. No other organization has so great an influence in pre- 
serving the peace of the world or in the development of the Brotherhood 
of Men and the Fatherhood of God." 

Report of Grand High Priest — 

"Like so many other Grand High Priests, I failed to accomplish what 
you have expected of me when you elevated my humble self to this 
dignified and responsible position. However, I have exerted all efforts 
and have done my best within my capability for the cause of our Grand 
Chapter. In the middle of our capitular year I was unexpectedly taken 
ill and had to be air-lifted to Manila and hospitalized for a major opera- 
tion. I sincerely appreciated the visits of so many companions while I 
was in hospital. 

In this capitular year, the Grim Reaper did not spare our Grand 
Jurisdiction. We are grieved on the passing of some of our companions. 
Even in the official family of our Grand Chapter, our Almighty Creator 
deemed it best to summon to His Throne on October 20, 1959, our beloved 
companion William B. Libby, Excellent Grand Marshal of the Grand 
Chapter. Then on June 19, 1959, Comp. Ramon Alonso, once Assistant 
Grand Secretary, collapsed and passed away right in this very sacred 
Masonic Hall while in action when he was performing creditably the 
lecture on the meaning of "Death" during the conferral of the Royal 
Master's Degree. 

According to the latest issue (March 1960) of the Royal Arch 
Mason's magazine, there are 756,027 Royal Arch Masons in the United 
States and Canada alone with 58 Grand Chapters and 3,767 Constituent 
Chapters. We are in fraternal relations with them all. 

In Europe we are in fraternal relations with the Grand Chapters of 
England, France, Germany, Ireland, Scotland and Switzerland; in Central 
America with the Grand Chapter of Est ados Unidos de Mexico; in South 
America with the Grand Chapter of Argentina; and in Australia and 
New Zealand with the Grand Chapters of New South Wales, New Zea- 
land, Queensland and Victoria. 

Our labours as Capitular Masons are being watched with interest 
and sympathy by our companions the world over. In the reports of 
Fraternal Correspondents there are always items written to praise our 
work here and to quote approvingly some of our orations. 

In going over these reports I noticed that the Grand Chapter of 
Massachusetts defining capitular Masonry said, "Capitular Masonry is 
a charitable, benevolent, educational and religious society, adhering to 
its own peculiar customs and rituals, including the ancient Landmarks of 
Freemasonry". 

"It is religious in that it teaches monotheism. 

It is educational in that it teaches relief of the poor and distressed 
as a duty and exemplifies duty by relief of sick and distressed companions 
and their widows and orphans. 

It is charitable in that its income is devoted 1 to the improvement and 
promotion of the happiness of mankind. 

It is social organization and provides more material for its primary 
work of training, of worship and of charity. 

In the short span of eight years since the establishment of our Grand 
Chapter there were constituted 22 constituent chapters located in stra- 
tegic cities throughout the Archipelago. 

[A very fine analysis of Chapters and members of all sister juris- 
dictions in capitular Masonry throughout the world is then detailed.] 

"During the year I made as many visitations as my health allowed 
and I wish to thank the Grand Officers who made official visitations to 



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our chapters on my behalf. From the reports of the Grand Treasurer and 
Grand Secretary you will find that the growth of Royal Arch Masonry 
in our Jurisdiction is steady in numbers and finances. May we always 
be blessed with such a capitular condition of progress and success. 

For an adequate vehicle of spreading Masonic Education, nothing is 
more valuable than an informative Masonic Magazine. In the report of 
the committee on the address of the Grand First Principal in Canada 
(1958) M.E. Comp. Maurice A. Searle, it says "When we build, let us 
think that we build forever. Let it not be for the present delights, nor 
for present use alone; let it be such work as our descendents will thank 
us for; and let us think, so we lay stone on stone, that a time will come 
when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched 
them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labour and wrought 
substances of them, 'See! This our fathers did for us\" [quote from 
John Ruskin] 

May the Supreme Architect of Heaven and Earth continue to look 
upon us and bless us in our Maso-nic endeavours to keep forever Peace 
and Harmony and Understanding among nations everywhere, in that 
spirit which was revealed to us, rooted in God's Holy Book — the great 
Light of our Masonic Organization." 

Report of Grand Secretary 

An Ex. High Priest asked me not long ago what was the thing most 
important for him to do for the benefit of his 1 chapter. I said, 'Work, 
Work and Work'. We now have 21 chartered chapters. Clark Field 
Chapter No. 19 in Clark Field, Pamanga was consolidated with Luzon 
Chapter No. 1 in Manila. We have a total of 1,285 Royal Arch Masons 
in this Jurisdiction. We are in fraternal relations with 71 Grand 
Chapters. 

Report of Grand Treasurer showed a balance in bank of P 10,718.61. 

[A beautiful, informative and inspirational Oration was delivered by 
Ex. Comp. Andrew H. Bulkley from which we should like to quote at 
length if space were unlimited and costs no problem.] 

Election of officers — M.E. Comp. Teodorico A. Jimenez, Grand High 
Priest; R. E. Comp. Antonio Gonzales, Grand Secretary. 

Quebec 

The 83rd Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter Royal Arch 
Masons of Quebec was held in Montreal on March 23, 1960. 

Chapters, 25; Membership, 3,305; Loss, 17. 

M.E. Comp. J. H. Morecroft, Grand Z. 

M.E. Comp. H. Pickering, Grand Scribe E. 

All Grand Officers were present and 38 Grand Representatives 
answered the Roll Call. 

The Mo-st Ex. Grand First Principal reported that due to Most Ex. 
Comp. Pickering being confined to hospital, Rt. Ex. Comp. P. O'Brien 
had been appointed as Acting^ Grand Scribe E." 
Address of Grand First Principal. 

"I take this opportunity to welcome all of you from the far reaches 
of this Province of Quebec. To our good friends from our Sister Juris- 
dictions, may I take this opportunity on behalf of the officers and com- 
panions of this Grand Chapter to extend to you a warm and sincere 
welcome. 

During the year we lost 74 of our companions. We mourn their 
passing but with thankfulness of heart for the many happy hours spent 
with them during their sojourn here on earth. They are at rest, may it 



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be in perfect peace. We offer our sympathy to the bereaved in this 
•Jurisdiction as well as to those in Sister Jurisdictions. 

During the year 20 were appointed to represent this Grand Chapter 
in other Jurisdictions. 

During the year I made many visits in this Jurisdiction as well as 
to the Grand Chapter of British Columbia, Grand Chapter of Massa- 
chusetts and Grand Chapter of the State of New York. 

I feel that Chapters should be prompt in opening which means the 
hour they are called. Suspensions are far too numerous and I would 
suggest that each Chapter form a committee to investigate a com- 
panion before taking action. The growth of membership is not keeping 
pace with the growth of membership in Craft Masonry. 

The duties of Grand Scribe "N" could be enlarged to include the 
responsibility of seeing that the happenings in Grand Chapter and 
constituent chapters are reported to Masonic Publications and, where 
suitable, to the Public Press. My sincere and personal thanks to M.E. 
Comp. H. Pickering for all his advice and counsel during my term of 
office. I sincerely hope for you, Most Excellent Sir, continued health 
that you may continue to give your valued advice to this Chapter." 

The Grand Treasurer reported a bank balance of $7,540.07 and total 
assets of $53,859.07. 

Report of (Grand Scribe E. 

Exaltations, 125; Restorations, 3; Affiliations, 8; total, 136. 

Deaths, 74; Withdrawals, 37; Suspensions, 42; total, 153. 

Net loss 17. 

Every Chapter with the exception of four had one or more candi- 
dates. Six Chapters show an increase. Sixteen show a decrease and 
three chapters remain stationary. 

Report of Committee on State of the Order 

"The high standard and understanding of Ritual Work by the officers 
is a source of much satisfaction. Acknowledgment of the fine work of 
Scribes E. is freely given. Some chapters have difficulty in maintaining 
satisfactory attendance at meeting. It should cause concern in the 
hearts of all companions that our membership has decreased during the 
year. 

The Proceedings of Grand Chapter are a source of vital information 
to component chapters and the Scribes E. are exhorted to see that a 
copy thereof is made readily available to their principal officers." 
Foreign Relations and Correspondence 

M.E. Comp. A. M. Baird, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign 
Relations reported that nothing has been received which required the 
attention of his committee. 

Report on Conference of the Grand Chapters of Canada held in 
Ottawa, August 11-12, 1959. 

The following papers were given — "A Change of Emphasis" by M.E. 
Comp. Halldorson of the Grand Chapter of Saskatchewan; "The Basis 
of Recognition of New Chapters" by M.E. Comp. H. P. 'Wyness of British 
Columbia; "Attendance in a Royal Arch Chapter" by M. E. Comp. R. A. 
Carruthers, of Manitoba. The next conference will be held in Van- 
couver, August 23-24, 1960. 
Report of Grand Reviewer A. Morrison Baird — 

"We are justly proud of our Canadian Jurisdictions where enthusiasm 
and activity is noted. Net gains in membership are reported by all 
jurisdictions with British Columbia leading with 227, followed by Canada 
(Ontario) with 138, Saskatchewan ]34, Nova Scotia 114 and Alberta 105. 



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In the United States the picture is not so good. Of the 34 jurisdic- 
tions reviewed, 12 report gains and 22 report losses. Texas shows the 
greatest net gain with 389, Alabama 212, Georgia 206 and Ohio 202. 
On the debit side the greatest losses are reported by Illinois with 996 
and New York with 669. In practically all jurisdictions reporting losses, 
poor leadership and lack of interest are given as the excuse. In a num- 
ber of jurisdictions action is being taken in an effort to re-create interest. 
Enthusiasm begets enthusiasm. Let us all put our shoulders to the 
wheel. 

"Periodically public criticism of our Institution develops in some 
parts of the world. The latest outburst has occurred in Victoria, 
Australia, and in our opinion the remarks of the Grand First Principal 
are worthy of note. He says: 'Criticism, looked at in its proper per- 
spective, is not unhelpful. Much of it, of course, is misinformed and 
spiteful. All so-called Freemasons are not good exemplars of the Art, 
and the Institution inevitably has to carry the good or ill report of the 
conduct of its members. Freemasonry does not claim to be anything 
more than a system of morality founded on the purest principles of 
piety and virtue, and intended to help men of all religious beliefs to do 
their duty better to God, their neighbours and themselves.' 

"All informed reasonable men know that Freemasonry itself can- 
not be harmful and if any criticism is justified it is only because of the 
failure of individuals, who profess and call themselves Freemasons, to 
interpret and practice the system as it should be." 

[To all Reviewers M.E. Comp. Baird extends sincere Fraternal 
Greetings. His review of Sister Jurisdictions are factual, concise and 
contain many interesting references. We thank the Grand Reviewer of 
Qluebec for his kindly reference to our efforts in 1959.] 

M.E. Comp Maurice A. Searle represents Quebec near Grand Chapter 
of Canada in Ontario. 

Election of Officers— M.E. Comp. H. Wall Clark, Grand First 
Principal; M.E. Comp. H. Pickering, Grand Scribe E. 

State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations 

The 163rd 'Annual Convocation of the KJrand Royal Arch Chapter of the 
State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations was held at Providence 
on March 5, 1960. 

Chapters, 15; Membership, 4,795; Net Loss, 113. 

All Grand Officers were present also 12 Past Grand High Priests 
and 18 Past High Priests. 

Guests from five Sister Jurisdictions and co-ordinate Masonic 
Bodies in Rhode Island were announced, introduced and welcomed. 29 
Grand Representatives answered the Roll Call. 

M.E. Comp. Harold B. Woodward, Grand High Priest. 

R.E. Comp. Harry E. Reed, Grand Secrteary. 
Address of Grand High Priest — 

"Our Convocation has a three-fold purpose: to review our year's 
labour and accomplishments, to reset and check our sights on our future 
objectives, and to enjoy the glow of warm friendship always present 
when Companions of the Royal Arch get together. 

The Supreme Grand High Priest has summoned from our ranks 16 
members of this Grand Chapter. Their memory we cherish in our hearts 
and our deepest sympathy is extended to their families. We also ex- 
press our sincere and fraternal sympathy to our Sister Grand Jurisdic- 
tions in the loss of their distinguished members. 



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I have visited each one of the chapters in Rhode Island at least once 
and many of them several times. The total number of visitations, ex- 
clusive of Grand Visitations was 41. Official Grand Visitations number- 
ed 6. 16 additional Visitations were made as well as 12 visitations to 
Sister Jurisdictions. I had the extreme pleasure to present, or cause to 
be presented, 36 Firty-year Certificates of Honour from our Grand 
Royal Arch Chapter. 

Due to previous commitments, I was unable to accept personally 
5 invitations to attend special functions. I attended Annual Convocations 
of 11 Chapters. Commissions were issued as representatives of sister 
or foreign jurisdictions near our Grand R. A. Chapter — Switzerland, U.S. 
of Mexico, State of Alaska." 

Among- the recommendations we note: 

1. A uniform prayer be prepared and adopted for use by all Royal 
Arch Chapters in the opening and closing ceremonies. (The prayer in 
the Mackey's Book of the Chapter have been in use for a long* time in 
Rhode Island Chapters.) 

2. A Grand Representative who misses two consecutive roll calls 
(unless excused because of illness or by submitting evidence of cor- 
respondence with the Grand Representatives of the Sister Jurisdiction 
which he represents) shall be replaced. [I fail to find this recommenda- 
tion dealt with in any Committee Report.] 

"To all who have assisted in any way to advance the cause of Royal 
Arch Masonry, I am truly appreciative. 

"Let us press forward with courage and hope that as our Symbolic 
Ark sails grandly out over the Sea of Time, freighted with precious 
memories of the past and the high hopes of the future, guided by wisdom, 
propelled by strength and adorned with beauty, we shall at last rest 
under an arch of resplendent colours on the summit of a moral Aarat. 
May there go forth from this Ark three Angels of Light, Brotherly 
Love, Relief and Truth, to hold dominion in the hearts of men." 
Report of Grand Secretary — 

We had a net loss of 113. Five Chapters report gain in membership 
from 2 to 8. Nine chapters show losses from 1 to 68. One chapter shows 
no loss or gain. 

Report of Grand Treasurer showed total receipts of $6,881.98. Total 
assets $20,854.92. 
Report of Grand Lecturer — 

The Grand Lecturer reported that he had visited each of the sub- 
ordinate chapters at least twice during the year. The visitations were 
always well attended. It was not unusual to have 80% of the subordi- 
nate chapters represented at these visitations, [a commendable show 
of interest.] 

"Several chapters have shown an improvement in the portrayal of 
the Ritual, others are still a long way from satisfactory work. Two 
chapters in particular are making little or not effort to secure a line of 
officers, to exemplify degrees, or to obtain new members. Officers are 
found to be engaged in official duties elsewhere in the several branches 
of Masonry and fail to attend rehearsals, visitations, and often regular 
convocations, because of duties elsewhere which to them seem more im- 
portant. The two chapters mentioned may well trace a good portion of 
the condition in which they now find themselves directly to this practice. 

"The lack of District Visitations by the Installing Officers over the 
past few years has probably done more to cause our chapters to lose 
interest in Royal Arch Masonry than any other condition with which we 
have to contend, and undoubtedly has a direct bearing on most of our 
ailments. 



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During the coming year each of our subordinate chapters may be 
reasonably sure of an official visitation by the Grand Officer assigned 
to the District." 

Report of Committee on Foreign Correspondence 

"We have received and read 52 Proceedings of Grand Jurisdictions 
and have mailed to- each the Proceedings of the Grand Chapter of Rhode 
Island. I quote from the Grand Chapter of Colorado report some inter- 
esting figures. He points out that the General Grand Chapter numbers 
more than 750,000 Chapter Masons which gives it the opportunity to 
name itself 'the largest body of Masons under one head in the world'. 
The five largest Grand Chapters are: Ohio with 67,309 members; Texas 
with 48,014; Pennsylvania with 40,868; Illinois with 34,790 and California 
with 33,979. 

Total net gains have steadily dropped each year for the past four 
years. The Reviewer, Roscoe R. Walcott, General Grand Secretary and 
Fraternal Correspondent in Ohio, summarized the situation as follows: 
"The trend is still toward decreasing gains which unless corrected will 
lead to loss in the Rite as a whole." 

Election of Officers— M.E. Comp. Arnold C. White, Grand High 
Priest; R.E. Comp. Harry A. Reed, Grand Secretary. 

Scotland 

The Supreme Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Scotland was held in 
the Royal Arch Masons' Hall, Edinburgh, on March 18, 1960. 

M.E. Comp. The Rt. Hon. Earl of Galloway, L.L.J.P., Grand Z. 

M.E. Comp. W. A. Laird, Grand Scribe E. 

The Grand Scribe E. intimated that the M.E. First Grand Principal 
recommended that Honourary Grand Rank should be conferred on many 
Companions for exceptional service to the Order ("furth") of Scotland, 
and the recommendations were unanimously approved. Then follows a 
lengthy list of some six pages of various honours and ranks, ["furth" 
must be in error, page 19 Proceedings.] 

Lord Galloway was presented to the Installing Grand Principal for 
re-obligation. M.E. Comp. Major R. H. F. Mancrieff, addressing the 
First Grand Principal-elect, said that he congratulated him on being 
once again chosen to preside over Supreme Grand Chapter for another 
year and said 1 that the companions were highly gratified that their 
invitation to preside over them had been accepted. 

M.E. Comp. J. M. Good, Grand Director of Ceremonies, then an- 
nounced: "I hereby proclaim M.E. Comp. the Right Honourable Randolph 
Algernon Ronald Stewart, Twelfth Earl of Galloway, duly re-installed 
as M.E. Grand First Principal, and I call upon all Royal Arch Masons 
throughout the world who owe allegiance to the Supreme Grand Royal 
Arch Chapter of Scotland, to pay due obedience to their newly re-installed 
First Grand Principal." 

First Grand 1 Principal said he had much pleasure in again nominat- 
ing M.E. Comp. Thomas Sinclair, to fill the office of Deputy First Grand 
Principal. M.E. Comp. C. S. Field was obligated, and installed as Second 
Grand Principal. 

Address at Banquet by Comp. John A. McCormack, Right Worshipful 
Substitute Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Scotland, proposing the 
Toast of the Supreme Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Scotland said: "It is 
my humble duty and privilege to represent the Most Worshipful the 
Grand Master Mason of Scotland and' I convey his greetings and good 
wishes to this Supreme Grand Chapter. 

"You have now entered into your eighth year as First Grand Principal 



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of Supreme Grand Chapter; this notwithstanding that you have already 
given four arduous years of service to the Grand Lodge of Scotland. It 
is an example of devotion and service to the Craft in general. 

"Today we live in a world which is badly in need of the principles 
and lessons which we endeavour to teach. Our tenets of Brotherly Love, 
Charity and Truth are the noblest, but nevertheless the challenge lies 
in our presenting them throughout our communities and by our way of 
life, not by our lips. We must go about doing good, not only within our 
temples but wherever and whenever the need occurs. I appeal to you 
to always remember that Royal Arch Masonry in action is beautiful to 
behold and that its beauty is not limited to within our Temples. 

"Our lives today are encumbered with a complicated mass of business, 
social and civic responsibilities. We are required to make many choices 
each day as we divide our time, our energies and our abilities amongst 
the myriad tasks which present-day society imposes on each one of us. 

"The Craft has often been referred to by Masons as the material side 
of Freemasonry and the Royal Arch Order as the spiritual side, but our 
initiation into the Craft might well be likened to "The Reformation of a 
Man", and our exaltation into the Holy Royal Arch as the "Regeneration 
of a Mason". Your Supreme Grand Royal Arch Chapter now enjoys a 
measure of prestige which has never before been achieved during its 
history. In acknowledging the services so freely given by our Most Ex- 
cellent Companion, Lord Galloway, I also bear in mind the excellence of 
the service given by our much esteemed Grand Scribe E. Together they 
have travelled far and wide in their desire to bring home to our overseas 
chapters a true perspective of what Royal Arch Masonry really means." 

Reply by the Earl of Galloway: — 

"First I would like to thank Brother McCormack for the very kindly 
and very able manner in which he has proposed the toast of the Supreme 
Grand Chapter. 

We regret the absence of the Grand Master here this evening. He is 
at present in South Africa where he has been conducting a series of 
visitations both there and in the Rhodesias to our lodges in that part of 
the world. It is my duty to give you certain facts and statistics which 
have been supplied to me by my good friends, Grand Scribe E. During 
the past year there have been 3,511 admissions to the Royal Arch, an 
increase of 227 over last year. 

Thirty percent of the Brethren initiated into the ICraft became Royal 
Arch Masons. Five Royal Arch Chapters have been granted charters 
during the past year, an increase of one. 

Our Chapters are making advances numerically, and our financial 
position is improving. Our Order has become more widely useful 
recently by the chartering of new chapters in India, Pakistan, Northern 
Rhodesia, Southern Rhodesia, Tasmania, Sierra Leone and New South 
Wales. There are now 1,177 Chapters and Councils under our jurisdiction 
so it can be truly said that we are widely spread. 

Three Chapters celebrate their Golden Jubilee this year — Albion, 
Bridgetown, Barbados No. 349; Dubbo, Dubbo, New South Wales, No. 
350; and Unity, Georgetown, British Guiana, No. 353. We extend our 
congratulations. I would like to say a few words to the Master Masons 
who have not yet received the Royal Arch Degree. I am astonished 
when I see that so many excellent Master Masons have not felt impelled 
to supplement and continue their Maso-nic knowledge by going on further 
and discovering the Word. The Royal Arch Degree is not only a beauti- 
ful and instructive Degree, there is about it a certain informality and 
a warmth of friendliness which entrances and delights one. I rarely 
leave a Royal Arch meeting without that feeling of peace of mind and 



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contentment engendered by that sincere and kindly atmosphere so 
characteristic of Royal Arch Masonry. 

Tonight, we begin another year in Royal Arch Masonry. I am deeply 
conscious of the honour you have done me by inviting me once more to be 
your First Grand Principal and I will do my utmost to carry through 
my duties to your satisfaction." 

[Several other speeches were made by outstanding Masons, inspira- 
tional and informative orations which I sincerely regret I cannot at this 
time further record.] 

The next Quarterly meeting of Supreme Committee was held June 3, 
1960, at Royal Arch Freemason's Hall, Edinburgh. 

This meeting was devoted to routine business, such as passing of 
accounts, financial statement, and reports of Grand Superintendents. 

Thursday, September 15, was named as next quarterly meeting date. 

South Carolina 

The 149th Annual Convocation of the M.E. Grand Royal Arch Chap- 
ter of South Carolina was held at Greenwood on March 15 and 16, 1960. 

Chapters 32. Membership 5,771. Net Gain 271. 

M.E. Comp. S. A. Bannister, Grand High Priest. 

M.E. Comp. Henry F. Collins, Grand Secretary. 

There were 18 Grand Officers and 8 past Grand High Priests pres- 
ent, also Representatives of 30 Subordinate Chapters. 

Address of Grand High Priest — 

"I am delighted to see so many Chapters represented here today. 
Since the last Grand Convocation sixty of our Companions have been 
called to their Eternal Reward. Included in this number was M.E. Comp. 

Edward H. Pinckney, Past Grand High Priest. 

I have commissioned Companions as our Grand Representatives near 
other Grand Chapters: California, Wisconsin, Germany, Ireland, Quebec, 
Switzerland and Wyoming. 

There has been a net gain of 271. There should be many more. We 
are losing too many for non-payment of dues — 198 during the past year. 
I am wondering if the Secretaries are reporting these N.P.D's to the 
Recorders of the Shrine Temples to which they belong. It is your duty 
to make this report. 

I am sure of one thing, no campaign of growth can beat a sincere 
invitation, given by each of us, to those Master Masons with whom we 
come in contact from day to day. 

In a small percentage of Chapters I have found cheap horse-play 
being practiced in the second section of the Principal Sojourner's jour- 
ney. This practice completely destroys the beautiful lessons intended to 
be taught and is entirely out of place. For this reason I issued a direc- 
tive forbidding the use of this. 

I am sorry to report Dillion Chapter No. 46 saw fit to surrender 
their Charter. We could find no real interest among the Companions 
other than retaining their membership in the shrine. 

This is the second Chapter to fold up in two years. I feel very 
strongly that the weaker Chapters should exert every effort to confer 
the degrees in their own home Chapter because in this way only will 
many of their members ever see the work conferred for the second time 
thus stimulating their interest to the point where they will be willing to 
offer their time and talent in carrying on the work of their local Chap- 
ter. 



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Since we profess to be a charitable Fraternal Order, I recommend 
we choose some worthwhile charity to participate in or consider seriously 
removing such claims from our ritualistic teachings to our candidates." 
[Later approved by Committee on Jurisprudence.] 

The Grand Treasurer reported total cash receipts of $21,77'5.74 and 
a balance in bank of $13,089.61. Also an investment balance of $40,- 
662.28, making a total of $53,7i51.89. 

Election of officers — M.E. Comp. Hugh Ballinger, Grand High 
Priest; M.E. Comp. Henry F. Collins, Grand Secretary. 



South Dakota 

The 70th Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter Royal Arch 
Masons was held at Winner on October 27, 1959. 

Chapters 32. Membership 4,201. Loss 14. 

M.E. Comp. Walter Reckling, Grand High Priest. 

M.E. Comp. Elvin F. Strain, Grand Secretary. 

All Grand Officers except one responded to the roll call. The dis- 
tinguished guests were welcomed and accorded appropriate honours. 
Twelve Past Grand High Priests were in attendance. 

Address of Grand High Priest — 

"My year was shortened somewhat by being under the doctor's care 
for about a month shortly after I was installed. 

This past year our line of Grand Officers was broken by the passing 
of our esteemed and loved Companion John A. Johnson, who had served 
as Grand High Priest in 1956 and 1957 and was serving as our Grand 
Orator at the time of his death. He is greatly missed and so are all other 
Companions who have been called away during the year. 

Our Grand Chaplain, Rev. Snook, has sent out notices to all Chap- 
ters in the State uring them to attend church on "Reaffirmation Day," 
November 1st. I would like to mention and recognize the good that is 
being accomplished by our publication, "The York Rite Mason." 

In issuing six dispensations (named and described) I tried to be 
reasonable, and felt that each one was for the good of the order and the 
benefit of the Chapters concerned and Royal Arch Masonry in general. 

I urged that degree work be exemplified whenever possible and to 
strive for a closer unity among the Chapters and York Rite Masonry in 
general. 

Our first official out-of-state visit was made to the 36th Annual 
Convocation of the Grand Chapter of Manitoba held in Winnipeg on 
February 10, 11, 1959. I also attended Convocations of Grand Chapters 
of North Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota and annual York Rite Convocations 
of Montana and Wyoming. I made many visitations within our own 
Jurisdiction. 

Recommendations 

I recommend that the Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of South 
Dakota set up a "student loan fund" and make it available to children of 
Royal Arch Masons in good standing. This would be one way of showing 
our interest in youth. (We, in Canada, have found our scholarships to 
children of Royal Arch Masons a real investment.) 

The Grand Treasurer reported total current assets as of September 
30, 1959, to be $22,415.67. 

Report of Grand Secretary — 

Four hundred copies of the proceedings were printed of the 69th 



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Annual Convocation and were distributed in the regular manner accord- 
ing to our Constitution. With over 21,000 Masons, only one-fifth are 
Royal Arch members. 
Address of Grand Orator — subject "These Changing Times." 

"I have four things that I wish to say to you. 1. Each Companion 
assembled here represents affluent leadership. 2. He lives in a changing 
world. 3. The time for action is now — today. 4. He does not need to meet 
the challenge alone, but rather 'together.' 

It can be truly said that out of our acquaintanceship there developed 
friendships. Our understanding broadened as we learned of brotherly 
love and brotherhood. Out of our understanding of brotherhood there 
ripened a peculiarly rich and ennobling intimacy with a select few who 
became known to us as Companions. I like best the definition given me 
recently by John Bridges Phelps, Grand Master of the General Grand 
Council of Royal and Select Masters of America. To him 'Companion' is 
the concept of 'walking together down life's pathway to eternity/ bound 
by mutual interests, dedicated to mutually accepted responsibilities and 
objectives. 

Further evidence of "our changing times" — distance has been van- 
quished. If a distance of 40 miles was an adequate measure of one's 
willingness to sacrifice in behalf of another, what should that test be 
today in view of modern transportation? 

The basic concept of education is the same today as years ago, but 
here we see evidence of "changing times'* — new approaches, new 
methods, a new type of facility, are in evidence. 

The church pursues today the same institutional objective as of old 
but its methods, its outreach, its techniques, its facilities have changed. 
We are a part of a social evolution and we shall succeed and survive in 
proportion as we are willing to adjust and adapt our techniques, our 
procedural methods, our administrative responsibilities to such changing 
times. So it is with Masonry. A change is coming. If we are to climb the 
mountain of difficulty and gain the promised land, we must be ready and 
willing to adjust ourselves to changing times. 

And so, Companions, representing as you do affluent leadership, 
you are challenged to face up to the demands of a changing world." 

The time is now — today. 

Nebraska and North Dakota have joined the few Grand Chapters 
where proceedings are bound together with proceedings of other Masonic 
bodies. This is fine for cutting down expenses and there should be no 
objection to be provided it is restricted to the Chapter and Council, but 
to include the Commandery as is being done in Utah and Florida is de- 
batable. Chapter and Council are part and parcel of Ancient Craft 
Masonry. They illuminate the degrees of the Lodge in a remarkable way, 
but the Commandery of Knights Templar is something else. 

The value of Royal Arch Masonry for the enlightenment of the 
Craft remains, and a time will never come when we can afford to be 
without it. The Reviewer of the Grand Chapter of Canada has this to say: 
"The Craft has not strayed from its ancient principles. It is only the 
members that have faltered and strayed." 

Election of officers — M.E. Comp. Wilson Sweaney, Grand High 
Priest; M.E. Comp. Elvin F. Strain, Grand Secretary. 

Tennessee 

The 131st Annual Convocation of the M.E. Grand Chapter Royal 
Arch Masons of Tennessee was held at Nashville on March 21st, I960. 
Chapters 87. Membership 16,510. Net gain 95. 



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M.E. Comp. Lawrence James Sharp, Grand High Priest. 
R.E. Comp. Thomas Earl Doss, Grand Secretary. 
There were 24 Past Grand High Priests in attendance and many Dis- 
tinguished Visitors. 

Address of Grand High Priest — 

We are grateful that the Scythe of Time spared the lives of all our 
Grand Officers and Past Grand Officers. To the families and friends of 
the 235 Companions called to the Supreme Paymaster to receive their 
eternal wages we extend our heartfelt sympathy. 

Immediately after assuming office I appointed, on the recommenda- 
tion of the High Priests, a Keyman in each Chapter of this Grand Juris- 
diction — 

—The "Keyman" is to the Chapter 
What the "Keystone" is to the Arch. 

I mailed each Keyman a letter explaining the nature of his office 
and a few of his duties in rebuilding the House of the Lord. 

I attended all thirteen group meetings. It was a rich and inspiring 
experience in the life of your Grand High Priest. Twelve of the group 
meetings did degree work, either in the Mark Master, Most Excellent or 
Royal Arch Degree, conferring a total of 70 degrees or nearly the num- 
ber (97) of our net gain in 1958. 

I was somewhat disappointed in the Keyman attendance, only 48 
from 87 Chapters. I am proud of the High Priests (66), P.H.P.'s (284), 
Past and present officers (127) who were in attendance. To them I say 
thanks, you mean much to Masonry. 

[Yes, I say thank God for the High Priests (Past and Present) and 
for the Past and Present Grand Chapter Officers. Where would most of 
our Jurisdictions be without them?] 

Certificates of Proficiency were issued to 374 Companions last year. 
123 of them were issued to Companions who had not held certificates 
previously. As long as we have now workers taking part in our ritualistic 
work we can be assured that their Chapters will continue to be active. 

I recommend to the chairmen of the 13 Grand Chapter Groups that 
they have a printed program of the meetings and otherwise give the 
meetings plenty of publicity. 

Dormant Chapters are a vexatious problem. An unsightly dead limb 
on a beautiful lawn shade tree would be amputated forthwith, but not so 
with a dead Chapter on the Royal Arch tree. I therefore recommend that 
failure to hold at least two stated convocations during the year; or 
failure to be represented at two successive stated convocations of the 
Grand Chapter that the charter of the Chapter should be automatically 
forfeited. 

I wish to pay tribute to M.E. Comp. James I. Walker, Senior Past 
Grand High Priest and Grand Reviewer of this Jurisdiction. He is a 
masonic scholar of no mean ability." 

The Grand Treasurer reported a balance on hand March 1, 1960, of 
$30,466.42, securities to the value of $14,000 and $23,754.10 in retirement 
fund. 

The Grand Secretary in his report said, "Let us resolve now that no 
member will be suspended N.P.D. without personal contact if at all pos- 
sible and that every Master Mason will be invited to become a Royal 
Arch Mason. We can reach our goal of 30,000 members if we Work! 
Work! Work! 

Advancement of Royal Arch Masonry — report submitted by Comp. 
Charles B. Jones Jr. 



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32 Chapters cannot confer all the Capitular degrees without the 
ritual; 27 Chapters had no special educational programs; 20 did not read 
the report of this Committee for last year; 32 had poor attendance; the 
officers of 29 did not attend with any regularity; 36 did not confer any 
degrees in the York Rite Festivals; and 39 did not attend church in a 
group as suggested by this committee. 

In order to have a good year in Capitular Masonry the subordinate 
Chapters must conduct a program that will appeal to all members. Are 
we placing more emphasis on getting members or holding what we 
have? We must conduct a program that will hold what we have. We 
must have a two-fold program to enlist and maintain. 161 members with- 
drew and 278 were suspended for N.P.D. If we could have collected those 
dues our net gain would have been 373" and if those members had not 
withdrawn our net gain would have been 534. 

The committee is convinced that the lack of interest among our of- 
ficers and members is responsible for the fast decline in Capitular 
Masonry." 

Election of officers — M.E. Comp. George Frederick Brookhart, 
Grand High Priest; R.E. Comp. Thomas Earl Doss, Grand Secretary. 



Texas 

The 110th Convocation of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Texas 
met on November 30, 1959, at Waco. 

Chapters 230. Membership 48,403. Net Gain 389. 

M.E. Comp. Don K. Glass, Deputy Grand High Priest (Acting Grand 
High Priest). 

R.E. Comp. Fred F. De Vaney, Grand Secretary. 

Twenty-three District Deputy Grand High Priests were present and 
12 Past Grand High Priests. Fifty-one Grand Representatives answered 
the roll call; among these was John O. Caruthers representing Canada. 

Address of Acting Grand High Priest — 

"It is with a heavy heart that we assemble here today without our 
Most Excellent Grand High Priest, Companion Wallace McKenzie, who 
was taken from our midst by the Supreme Grand Master on April 1st of 
this year. Knowing our Most Excellent Grand High Priest and knowing 
his zeal and fidelity to the Craft, we appreciated his ability in getting 
things done. We know that his wish would have been "the show must go 
on," so we have endeavoured to carry on for him and do the things we 
knew he wanted done, to the best of our ability. 

Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to his family in this time of 
sorrow. We also express our deepest sympathy to the loved ones of the 
798 Companions who have slipped from us this year. 

Masonry in this Jurisdiction is by no means at a standstill. The one 
big project that we maintain is our Home for Aged Masons. This home 
is something to be proud of. 

We have many Royal Arch Masons in this Jurisdiction who are 
literally 'working their hearts out' teaching, conferring degrees and 
encouraging others to do the same. Ye, there are many who do not seem 
to be inclined to work or take part in any of the activities of their local 
Chapters, and too many of these finally lose interest and neglect to pay 
their dues. 

Our Program of Growth this year has been enhanced by the zeal 
and fidelity of our District Deputy Grand High Priests who have worked 
very hard. During the year 22 fifty-year service awards were presented. 
Four Grand Representatives were appointed — Mexico, Michigan, Wis- 



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consin and Iowa. Many dispensations were granted while five were re- 
fused as contrary to the Constitution and Laws of the Grand Royal Arch 
Chapter of Texas. Two Chapters were constituted during the year. 

I made many VISITATIONS during the year. Although unexpected 
and in many instances unprepared, I have been honoured to have served 
in the office of Grand High Priest during the eight months interim 
since the death of Most Excellent Companion McKenzie. The friendships 
made and the experience gained has been of untold value to me/' 

The Grand Treasurer reported a balance of $30,805.64 in the Gen- 
eral Fund December 15, 1959, and in the Permanent Fund a balance of 
$131,900.00 November 15, 1959. 

The Grand Secretary reported that of the 230 Chartered Chapters, 
103 showed a gain in membership, 105 showed a loss while 22 show 
neither gain nor loss. Of the 230 Chapters, 183 conferred the degrees 
while the other 47 presented no work. All Chapters have filed their an- 
nual returns and all fees and dues have been paid and receipts issued for 
same. 22 Chapters reported a net gain of 10 per cent or more. 

Report of Board of Directors of the Home for Aged Masons — 

The Home for Aged Masons is a charitable, non-profit institution 
wholly owned and operated by the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Texas, 
a fraternal corporation incorporated under the laws of the State of 
Texas. Total assets as of September 30, 1959— $2,481,999,715. A list of 
gifts and bequests for the year were given. 

The Grand Orator Comp. John G. Kemmerer gave the most inspir- 
ing address of the "Teachings and Influence of Freemasonry." The act- 
ing Grand High Priest in thanking him characterized it as "a truly 
wonderful address." 

Election of officers — M.E. Comp. Don K. Glass, Grand High Priest; 
R.E. Comp. Fred F. DeVaney, Grand Secretary. 



Utah 

The 49th Annual Convocation of the M.E. Grand Chapter Royal Arch 
Masons of Utah was held on May 11, 1960, at Salt Lake City. 

Chapters 7; Membership 1,456; Net Loss 17. 

M.E. Comp. Alan E. Goodell, Grand High Priest. 

R.E. Comp. Bert Atwater, Grand Secretary. 

All Grand Officers and 8 Past Grand High Priests were present. 
7 Distinguished visitors were appropriately welcomed also heacls of 10 
other Masonic Bodies. 

Report of Grand High Priest — 

"I appreciate the opportunity to join with Warren R. Tyler, the 
Most Illustrious Grand Master of the Grand Council R. and S.M. of Utah, 
in the reception of the distinguished visitors to this 49th Annual Convo- 
cation of the Grand Chapter, and the 31st Annual Assembly of the 
Grand Council. During the year, seven members of our Grand Chapter 
family were taken by death as well as 31 Companions. The loss of 
these Companions is deeply felt, and they will ever be remembered in 
our hearts. 

The Grand Chapter joined with the Grand Council and the Grand 
Commandery in making York Rite visitations wherever applicable. 

The Grand Chapter of Utah was represented at the Annual Con- 
vocations of Colorado, Wyoming, Nevada and California. 

The financial condition of the Grand Chapter and of all constituent 
chapters is sound. From my personal observation and from reports 



given me by the Grand Lecturer, Lloyd N. Taylor, I know that the degree 
work is being performed in a most creditable manner in all the Con- 
situent Chapters. 

It has been a pleasure and privilege to serve as your Grand High 
Priest. I hope my efforts have met with your approval." 

The Grand Treasurer reported total income of $1,527.00 to April 30. 
1960. 

The Statistical Report showed: Membership, April 15, 1960, to be 
1,456 — a net loss of 17. Gain— Exalted, 38; affiliated, 1; restored, 4; 
error last year, 1; total, 44 — 1517. Loss — Demitted, 6; suepended, 17; 
deceased, 37; error last year, 1; total, 61. 

["the Fraternal Correspondence contains a very good resume of 
membership by states in Grand 1 Chapters, Grand Council and Grand 
Commandery.] 

During the year one Chapter — King's Peak Chapter No. 9 — volun- 
tarily surrendered their charter with the request that it be held in the 
state of suspension until further notice. 
Royal Arch Advancement 

"The lessons we teach in our Degree work will never change, but 
the tempo is changing in this world of ours, and we must adjust our 
sights and keep in tune with conditions as they exist today so that we 
can fulfill our duty to promote and advance York Rite Masonry. Let us 
remember that Freemasonry is the biggest, the oldest and strongest 
fraternal society in the world today, and since 1730 our growth has kept 
pace with that of our population. Consequently we are stronger than 
ever before," said Companion Frank E. Woods, Grand High Priest of 
Colorado, at the Western York Rite Conference in Denver. 

Election of Officers— M.E. Comp. Wallace V. Peck, Grand High 
Priest; E. Comp. Bert Atwater, Grand Secretary. 

Vermont 

The 143rd Convocation of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons 
of the State of Vermont met at Burlington on June 14, 1960. 

Chapters 27 (6 districts). Membership 4,309. Net Loss 78. 

M.E. Comp. Ernest P. Davenport, Grand High Priest. 

R.E. Comp. Aaron H. Grout, Grand Secretary. 

There were 19 Past Grand High Priests present and all District 
Deputy Grand High Priests except one were present. All were welcomed 
and given Grand Honours. 

Twelve Grand Chapters were represented in our welcome list of 
Distinguished Visitors; among them was M.E. Comp. Clarence M. Pitts, 
Past Grand First Principal of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Canada. 

The Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Vermont, M.W. Bro. Frank 
Brownell, was also received and was greeted with applause and accorded 
Grand Honours. 

There were 43 Grand Representatives in attendance, among them 
two representating Canada — Reginald A. Barnard, Alberta, and Floyd 
T. Sumner, Quebec. 
Address of Grand High Priest — 

"We are grateful again this year that our Grand line of officers has 
not been broken. However, our subordinate Chapters have been less for- 
tunate, and vacancies appear in many places. We extend sympathy. 

I was gratified at the large number of requests for dispensations for 
degree work; one Chapter requested five and another four. The spirit of 
Capitular Masonry is not dying so long as these requests continue. 



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The Grand Council of the Grand Chapter tried an innovation this 
year. We decided that the Grand King and Grand Scribe should be of- 
fered the opportunity to attend one or more of the Sister Jurisdictions as 
representative of our Grand Chapter. 

I attended Grand Annual Convocation of Quebec at Montreal, the 
Grand Annual Convocation of Maine at Portland and the Grand Annual 
Convocation of Connecticut at Hartford. 

Our Grand King, R.E. Walker Miles, visited the Grand Annual Con- 
vocation of Massachusetts at Boston and also the Grand Annual Con- 
vocation of New York at Albany as our representative. 

Several appointments have been made for representatives near our 
Grand Chapter and near other Grand Chapters. We welcome the new 
Grand Jurisdiction of Switzerland and West Germany to our fraternity. 

The Grand Secretary's report will show in detail the condition of 
our Grand Chapter with a net less of 78 members. This is a serious loss. 
Just as a healthy human body cannot exist without proper food and 
exercise, neither can our Chapters exist unless we nourish them and 
make them working bodies. Companions, let's wake up. 

Dues 

We know that the dollar of 1960 will not buy the equivalent of the 
dollar of ten years ago; but many Chapters are using the 1930 or 
earlier dues dollar on which to live. It can't be done. This is your prob- 
lem, the problem of each individual Chapter and yours alone to solve. 
[Many Chapters please note.] 

Publicity 

I would also suggest that our Chapters report more fully in the 
papers the story of their activities. We have much to tell. We should try 
to make our Chapter life so attractive that our brothers of the Blue 
Lodges will ask to join us in the great and glorious work we have under- 
taken." 

Report of Grand Lecturer — 

"From my official visitations and conversations with various Com- 
panions I feel that the interest in Capitular Masonry is still at a high 
peak. It was agreed that the chief aim of this year would be in the educa- 
tion of the Companions in the giving of the various signs in the proper 
manner. 

The program for the District meetings concerning the Working of 
Degrees versus a program of Masonic Education and entertainment was 
discussed. The type of program to be carried out was left to the discre- 
tion of each of the District Deputies insofar as his district was concerned. 

The only recommendation that I wish to make will be that each of 
our Chapters members take it upon himself to find the time to attend at 
least fifty per cent of the meetings of his Chapter during the coming 
year, and not only to attend but to really take an interest in the affairs 
of the Chapter." 

The Grand Treasurer reported a balance on hand on May 23rd, 1960, 
of $3,332.63 with total assets of $19,788.07. 

The Grand Secretary's report showed a loss of 78 members in 1960. 
Five Chapters were unable to find any candidates. Only five Chapters 
exalted ten or more. Our loss comes about entirely through increases in 
dimissions, deaths and suspensions. For the third year in a row no Ver- 
mont Chapter qualified for the Certificate of Merit given for showing a 
new gain of ten per cent or more. 

Elections of officers — M.E. Comp. Walker Floyd Miles, Grand High 
Priest; R.E. Comp. Aaron H. Grout, Grand Secretary. 



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Victoria 

The Supreme Grand Chapter of Victoria held quarterly Convocations 

in April, July, October and January, 1960. 

All were held in Freemasons' Hall at Melbourne. 

Chapters, 107; Membership, 10,685; Net Loss, 47. 

M.E. Comp. W. D. Kennedy, Grand Z. 

R.E. Comp. H. 0. Thomas, Grand Scribe E. 

The April Convocation was held on April 15, 1959. There were 46 
Grand Representatives present. Canada's Representatives answered the 
Roll Call. 13 Grand Chapters were representd. 

Report of Grand First Principal: 

"In this, my last Communication as Grand Z, I wish first to thank 
you all for entrusting to me the guidance of this Grand Chapter during 
the past two years. I shall lay down my office tonight with sadness. 
My Grand Team, I am sure, feel much the same as I do. I know it is» the 
wish of all my colleagues for me to say a warmhearted "Thank you" to 
our much esteemed Grand Director, V.E. Comp. C. Frank, for his smiling 
and kindly, yet firmly-efficient, director of all our Installation activities. 

The Team will also join me in dropping a garland of wistful remem- 
brance of our friend and colleague, Em. Comp. Ray Whipp, Grand 
Steward, who was called Home very suddenly only last week. We 
honour the memory of one who, though he was a totally and permanently 
incapacitated soldier-boy, made us better men because of his infectious 
cheerfulness, and by his courageous, uncomplaining resignation to the 
cloud which hung over his life. 

I visited New Zealand with a large delegation to attend the Grand 
Installation of the Supreme Grand Chapter of New Zealand. Everywhere 
on our way we were met by Royal Arch Freemasons and were treated 
with the most heart-warming kindness. The memory of the Grand 
Installation itself will ever remain with us. The differences in cere- 
monial, organization and procedure served only to accentuate the univer- 
sality of the real essence of Freemasonry. 

"My Second Grand Principal, R. Em. Comp. Reinecke, represented 
me at the Grand Chapter Installation in New South Wales. 

With the memory of the 145 Chapter Installations I have conducted 
during my two years in office, I take my leave of you as your G.Z. 
I leave with this one wish that your hearts may be as happy as you 
have made mine by our association with each other in well-doing." 

The report of the Grand Treasurer showed a satisfactory financial 
state. 

The Report of Grand Scribe E reported that several companions, 
having been excluded from their Craft and Mark Lodges for non-pay- 
ment of dues, and having had their exclusions recorded by their respective 
Grand Lodges, are now automatically excluded from their Chapters under 
R. A. Regulation No. 125 (names are given). 

M.E. Comp. Norman Llewellyn Brunt, First Grand Principal. 

The M. Em. First Grand Principal appointed V. Em. Comp. Charles 
Frederick Irish, Second Grand Principal and Em. Comp. James Edwin 
Arnold, Third Grand Principal. 

The above officers were installed and greeted with Grand Honours. 

The 2nd Quarterly Convocation was held at Freemasons' Hall, Mel- 
bourne, Wednesday, July 15, 1959. 

M. Em. Comp. N. L. Brunt, Grand Z, presided. 

All Grand Officers were present, also a large number of Past Grand 



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Chapter Officers and Principals of Subordinate Chapters. The Sister 
Jurisdictions were well represented. 

Address of Grand Z 

"It has been a very busy quarter, with considerable visitation to the 
country, involving at times, lengthy journeys testing the loyalty and 
enthusiasm of the new Grand Chapter officers. 36 chapters have been 
visited during the time. 

"It is with great sorrow that I refer to the passing of R. Em. Comp. 
W. R. Heley, P.G.H., while representing the Second Grand Principal on 
the Mildura trip. After taking part in the first four installations, he 
was suddenly attacked by illness. He passed away in the Mildura hos- 
pital the following Sunday. My deepest sympathy goes out to his 
daughter. 

"No doubt you have noticed the improvements in the condition of 
the chain collars worn by the Grand Chapter officers. This is due to the 
kind offices of an anonymous companion. Thank you for this generous 
and decorative contribution." 

The 3rd Quarterly Convocation was held at Freemasons' Hall, 
Melbourne, on October 21, 1959. M. Em. Comp. N. L. Brunt, Grand Z, 
presided. In his address he expressed the hope "that the present con- 
tinuous international unrest, which appears spread all over the world, 
will be resolved, and that the time be not far distant when the imple- 
ments of warfare can be cast aside and that the talks which are taking 
place between the leading nations will cultivate a clearer understanding 
between man and man." 

Annual Proceedings from other Grand Chapters were acknowledged 
among them Canada. 

Recommendation to grant a charter to a new chapter to meet at 
Wycheproof and to be known as the "Wycheproof Chapter" had been 
thoroughly scrutinized by the Committee of General Purposes. The 
Committee was unanimous in making the recommendation and a charter 
was granted. 

Four members of the Grand Chapter have had the call for the Third 
Watch, and have been greeted as true and faithful companions. 

M. Ex. Comp. Rev. C. T. F. Goy, P.Z., R. Wor. Deputy and Master 
conveyed in a simple, humble talk the real connection between the Craft 
and the Holy Royal Arch. 

The 4th Quarterly Convocation was held on January 20, 1960, at 
Freemasons' Hall, Melbourne. Among the many distinguished com- 
panions present was R. Em. Comp. Fred J. Johnson, Grand Scribe E. of 
the Grand Chapter of Canada who was introduced and welcomed. 

The Frist Grand Principal in his communication said, "It gives me 
great pleasure to see the Order growing. On October 31st, a number of 
Grand Officers joined the party at Wycheproof where we consecrated 
and constituted Wycheproof Chapter No. 111. Visiting companions from 
all parts of Victoria were present at the ceremony. The beauty of the 
ceremonial was appreciated by all present. 

M. Em. Comp. Norman Llewellyn Brunt was again nominated and 
declared elected as Grand Z. 

A petition from twenty-six companions desirous of forming a chapter 
to meet at Sunshine, to be known as "Sunshine Chapter" was received. 

Notice of Motion 

The Grand Registrar submitted a motion to amend and add to the 
Laws and Regulations of the Supreme Grand Chapter as follows: (de- 
tailed changes and additions are recorded at length). 



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In the appendix to the four quarterly proceedings is to be found 
much valuable information; Grand Chapter Officers for 1959-60, Com- 
mitter, Statistical tables and Grand Scribe Ezra's report. 
Report of 'Grand Scribe E. — Membership 

1957 1958 1959 

Membership at the beginning of the year 10,557 10,670 10,732 

Exalted 686 619 547 

Resigned 500 478 512 

Deceased 145 130 152 

Affiliated 122 90 116 

Suspended for non-payment of dues .... 50 39 46 

Membership at the end of the year 10,670 10,732 10,685 

Gain . 113 62 

Loss 47 

Chapters showing gain over last year 59 58 42 

Chapters showing loss over last year 40 42 56 

Chapters remaining stationary 7 5 9 

Chapters showing no exaltations — — — 

Virginia 

The 153rd Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch 
Masons of Virginia was held in Richmond on October 25-26, 1960. 

Chapters, 81; Membership, 18,004; Loss, 99. 

M.E. Comp. John Calvin Parker, Grand High Priest. 

R.E. Comp. Carl Frank Wood, Grand Secretary. 

All Grand Officers were present and 12 Past Grand High Priests 
were in attendance. 
Report of Grand High Priest 

"We are happy that the chain of our Grand Officers and Past Grand 
High Priests has not been broken during the year. However, we have 
lost one of our most beloved companions in Virginia, in the passing of 
R.E. Comp. C. I. Smith, of Covington, who was 94 years old. Our sincere 
sympathy goes out to his family and to all families who have lost loved 
ones. 

It is a great satisfaction to me to report that I have visited every 
chapter in the Grand Jurisdiction. Among the visitations to other Grand 
Chapters we note the one to the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons 
of Canada in the Province of Ontario held in Toronto, April 11, 12, 13, 
1960. 

We have found that our smaller chapters in general are making 
better progress percentage-wise than our larger chapters. We are losing 
entirely too many of our members for non-payment of dues. We are 
suffering from lack of interest and attendance at the chapter meetings. 
The average age of our companions is continually growing higher. Unless 
this is corrected, it will be our undoing. We must continue to bring 
younger men into the Craft. 

I am deeply grateful for the many gifts and courtesies shown me 
throughout the state. I have had a busy year but I have enjoyed every 
minute of it." 

Report of Grand Treasurer showed total receipts of $43,918.32 and 
securities to the value of $28,660.64. 

Report of Grand Secretary showed total dues and fees to be 
$18,579.00. 
Membership Report 

Membership September 30, 1959, 18,099; errors in report last year, 4; 
exalted, 575; Affiliated, 42; restored, 27; total gains, 644; total, 18,747. 



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Losses — Withdrawn, 160; Suspensions, N.P.D., 204; expelled, 2; 
deaths, 377; total losses, 743; present membership, 18,004; net loss, 99. 

The Grand Lecturer reported that he had conducted three Royal Arch 
Schools. 

The foreword by William Moseley Brown, P.G.H.P. Chairman, Com- 
mittee on Fraternal Correspondence, in four pages of introduction to their 
Fraternal Review, gives a very thoughtful analysis of the problems being 
experienced generally throughout the Capitular World in recent years. 
He quotes extensively from the well-known Reviewer, Ro'scoe R. Walcutt 
of Ohio and from the Committee on Membership of Canada. M.E. Comp. 
Brown makes a splendid assessment of the general factors creating the 
conditions of the present day and offers worthwhile suggestions as to 
the way to successfully overcome them. 

Election of Officers — M.E. Comp. Edward Hilton Everton, Grand 
High Priest; R.E. Comp. Carl Frank Wood, Grand Secretary. 



Washington 

The 76th Annual Convocation of the M.E. Grand Chapter Royal 
Arch Masons of Washington was held at Bremerton May 19-20, 1960. 

Chapters, 58; Membership, 9,520; Loss, 125. 

M.E. Comp. Ralph W. Gellach, Grand High Priest. 

R.E. Comp. Walter H. Steffey, Grand Secretary. 

The colors of both the United States and Canada were presented 
in a beautiful ceremony. Participating in this ceremony were companions 
from the Grand Chapters of Washington and British Columbia. 

There were 13 Past Grand High Priests present and 17 distinguished 
visitors. 42 Grand Representatives answered the Roll Call. All were 
welcomed and given appropriate honours. 

Address of Grand High Priest 

"Outstanding devotion has been exhibited by many of the officers 
of the Constituent Chapters. Unfortunately in some instances the pride 
and spirit necessary to do good work is not there. In these however, I 
must pay tribute to the dedicated few whose efforts have held those 
chapters together. But one cannot avoid the question: Why is there the 
almost complete apathy shown by the majority of Masons? This is a 
serious problem in Capitular Masonry. Capitular Masonry has shown 
losses in 32 states. Our loss for the year 1959 is the largest on record, 
being 125. This is a matter for serious reflection. In some cases the 
Chapters are well financed and their ritualistic work is excellent. Yet 
their losses through non-payment of dues are serious. Our problem is 
complex and is not apt to be solved by a single formula. 

Upon being brought to light as an Entered Apprentice Mason one 
is impressed with the seriousness of its moral and spiritual teaching. It 
is often a disappointment to find that in the lives and thinking of those 
who conferred the Degree that those lessons were for the most part only 
a matter of ritual — not that they were immoral men, but they were 
content with standards definitely lower than the lessons which they had 
recited. The charges of Symbolic and Capitular Degrees demand from 
us a standard of living and spiritual attainment the accomplishment of 
which can be approached only by a faithful reliance on Divine Providence. 
Should not these be the peculiar characteristics of a Royal Arch Mason: 
An indubitable belief in God; a vital and provacative faith; a sincere 
desire to serve mankind? 

During the year 243 of our companions have been admitted into the 
Celestial Grand Chapter. M.E, Comp. Jacob H. Miller, who was Grand 



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High Priest of Royal Arch Masons of Washington in 1918 was among 
the number. 

An imposing list of Fifty-year Certificates have been issued during 
the year. The Chapter visitations will long remain among the pleasant 
memories of my year in office. Space does not permit recording them 
all. It was no-t possible to visit all the chapters." 

Report of Grand King 

R.E. Comp. Ben Wood said, "My interest, work and travel has been 
made in trying to build a closer tie and better understanding among all 
Masonic Bodies." 

Report of 'Grand Treasurer showed total receipts of $25,243.88 with 
a bank balance of $10,942.11. 

Report of 'Grand Secretary 

Net loss for the year of 125, Chapters showing gain 18, Chapters 
showing loss 39, Chapters showing neither 1, Chapters showing exalta- 
tions 12, Chapters chartered since organization 67, Chapters defunct 9, 
Chapters showing a gain of 10% in membership 4. 

Address of Grand Orator V.E. Comp. David C. Miller. "Our American 
colonies were mainly founded by brave men and women who came to the 
New World to escape religious persecution in the Old. This heritage is 
ours because brave patriots fought for and won their independence in a 
bitter struggle for civil liberty from a despotic government. This heri- 
tage is ours because our forefathers with infinite wisdom from on high, 
designed a form of government of the people, for the people, and by the 
people such as the world has never known. 

You and I have a rich heritage left to us by our Masonic forefathers. 
George Washington was an ardent Mason, and 31 of the 56 signers of 
the Declaration of Independence and 23 of the 39 signers of the Con- 
stitution were Masons. We have but to look around us, at Russia and 
its satellite countries, and to Spain and Colombia as examples of countries 
where civil and religious liberties are unknown. But forces are at work 
in this "Land of the Free", which if allowed to go unchecked, could 
destroy those freedoms which we claim as our American birthright. The 
challenge to our American way of life which is being exerted by the 
Roman Catholic hierarchy in its opposition to the separation of Church 
and State and to our free public schools is not so apparent but its danger 
is no less real and potent." 

This charge against the Roman Catholic hierarchy cannot be levied 
against all Roman Catholics as people. They are as fine a group of 
people as can be found anywhere. I know them to be very friendly and 
in general quite tolerant of the religious views of their non-Catholic 
friends." 

[This charge, which I have encountered in various Masonic reports 
and comment, may be a surprise to many Canadian Masons who feel no 
anxiety in this matter north of the 49th Parallel. We feel no anxiety 
as to the relations with the R. C. hierarchy, but would undoubtedly 
oppose any encroachment upon our Civil and Religious liberty.] 

The Grand Orator goes on in several pages to quote statements and 
incidents to prove the existence of a dangerous threat to the separation 
of church and state in the Freedom of Religion as it now exists in the 
U.S.A. 

[The Masons in Canada are strictly enjoined to steer clear of Politi- 
cal and Religious discussions, but this Reviewer feels that we would 
sympathize deeply with and understand the feelings of our Brethren in 
any part of the world where Bigotry and Oppression dared to rear its 
ugly head to destroy the rights and principles of our time-honoured 
Institution.] 



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The Historian's Report dealt with the chapters in the Jurisdiction 
which are now defunct. After 76 years only 8 Chapters have had to 
give up their charters. Those 8 Chapters were all fairly small. Actually 
a total of only 261 members were issued demits when their chapters gave 
up their charters. 

[This report continues to deal with the situation in an enlightening 
analysis with which all Grand Chapter Officers and local chapter officers 
might do well to become acquainted.] 

Election of officers — M.E. Comp. Edward R. Caddy, Grand High 
Priest; R.E. Comp. Walter H. Steffey, Grand Secretary. 

West Virginia 

The Ninetieth Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter Royal Arch 
Masons of West Virginia was held at Charleston, October 10-11, 1960. 

Chapters, 47; Membership, 10,727; Net Loss, 45. 

M.E. Comp. William L. Burruss, Jr., Grand High Priest. 

R.E. Comp. Nelson S. Orkney, Grand Secretary. 

There were 12 Past Grand High Priests and many Distinguished 
Visitors present as well as Grand Representatives. They were received 
and welcomed. 

Report of Grand High Priest — 

I extend a cordial welcome to you all on this our 90th Annual Grand 
Convocation. 

"It is my sad duty to report that 250 of our Companions were called 
from labour to refreshment by our Supreme Grand High Priest. In His 
infinite mercy, He has seen fit to spare the members of our Grand 
Chapter line and the ranks of our Past Grand High Priests. 

To the families and friends of our departed Companions, we offer 
our heartfelt sympathy. 

During the year I made many visitations. Peace and harmony con- 
tinue to prevail throughout our Grand Jurisdiction. There are three 
things worthy of mentioning: (1) The same faces at our meetings and in 
the Chapter lines. (2) Not enough of our younger companions being 
enticed into regular attendance at our Chapter meetings and taking an 
active part in the affairs of their Chapters. (3) Lack of attendance as 
shown by the reports of our District Deputy Grand Lecturers and In- 
spectors. 

Our membership report shows a total membership of 10,727, a loss 
of 45 members. We have lost 250 members by death, lost 127 by suspen- 
sion for non-payment of dues, against 328 exalted. 

We all recognize the vital functions of our District Deputy Grand 
Lecturers and Inspectors. I recommend that a lesser number of Chap- 
ters be included in each District. 

To my successor, I offer my services in any task he chooses to set 
for me." 

Report of Grand Treasurer showed cash in bank $13,806,95 and net 
worth $33,481.95. 

Report of Grand Secretary: "We have a net loss of 45 members. The 
exaltations were 328 against 332 for last year. The suspensions were 
127 against 119 last year. Eighteen Chapters showed a net gain and 27 
showed a loss. During the year, 36 Companions were recommended by 
their Chapters to receive a Fifty Year Service Award. 

Report of Grand Lecturer: 

"In reviewing the reports of the Deputies I find that 29 Chapters 



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held Schools of Instruction. I feel sure that these Schools were very 
beneficial to those who attended. 

Last year we suggested need for some of the Chapters to re-evaluate 
their financial structure due to the small amount of dues and fees charg- 
ed. Reports this year indicate no change and might merit further 
consideration. 

Election of Officers — M.E. Comp. Lester M. Carper, Grand High 
Priest; R.E. Comp. Nelson S. Orkney, Grand Secretary. 

Address of new Grand High Priest M.E. Comp. Lester M. Carper: 

"There are 48,529 Master Masons in West Virginia and the member- 
ship of this Grand Royal Arch Chapter is only 10,727 — less than 25% 
of all Master Masons in our State. This is too small a percentage. I 
hope I can count on each Royal Arch Mason to put his shoulder to the 
Wheel and help in every way possible to make some progress along this 
line." 

[Like many other G.H.P.'s he was greatly concerned about the num- 
ber of suspensions due to N.P.D. and urged careful consideration of each 
case before taking adverse action.] 

Wisconsin 

The 109th Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter Royal Arch 
Masons of the State of Wisconsin was held in Milwaukee in the Scottish 
Rite Cathedral on May 4 and 5, 1959. 

Chapters 97. Membership (January 1, 1950) 18,050. Loss 394. 

M.E. Comp. George J. Schreiber, Grand High Priest. 

M.E. Comp. Earl G. Gile, Grand Secretary. 

All Grand Officers were present. There were 13 Past Grand High 
Priests in attendance and many Distinguished Guests as well as Grand 
Representatives from other Jurisdictions. All were welcomed. 

M.E. Comp. Ed. Hayhurst, G.H.P., 1920, and Dean of our Past Grand 
High Priests, was given a rousing ovation on his attendance at this his 
60th Convocation. He said, "I can truthfully say that today I am the 
only Companion present who was present at that session in 1899." 

Companion William H. Rooks of Appleton Chapter No. 47, who has 
a record of 77 years of service to Masonic bodies in Appleton — a record 
few can achieve, was also introduced. 

Report of the Grand High Priest — 

"We meet here from all over the state to promote companionship 
and Brotherly Love. With this in mind we have striven this year to bring 
the Grand Chapter and the constituent Chapters closer together for the 
good of the Craft. 

Ritualistic work came first and we realized the need for instruction 
and our District Schools came into being. Secondly, business administra- 
tion and our Junior Convocations were born. 

Nothing was overlooked — the decorum and dignity so necessary in 
conferring our degrees, the development of leadership, the delegating of 
responsibility, the importance of the secretary, our relationship with 
other Masonic bodies, the respect for the aged and their experience, the 
guidance of youth. 

It is gratifying to note that wherever we went the Companions were 
eager for information and willing to go to work. The results of our 
efforts are already beginning to materialize. The future of Royal Arch 
Masonry looks bright indeed. 

113, 25-year certificates were presented to Companions in 12 Chap- 



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ters and 33 certificate cards and lapel buttons were issued to Com- 
panions in 13 Chapters, each one having been an affiliated Royal Arch 
Mason for 50 years or more. 

Necrology — During the year we had many visits from the grim 
Tiler, Death. Among the number called was our Grand King and two 
past Grand High Priests as well as many Companions. We miss them all 
and extend our sympathy to the bereaved. 

The Grand Chapter office is now in its new quarters at 207 East 
Michigan Street, Milwaukee. Picture if you will, moving an organization 
carrying records of over 100 years, with pictures, books, proceedings, 
reports, etc. I am happy to report that we were able to live within the 
budget adopted by this Grand Chapter last year. 

To recognize our weakness is important if we expect to gain 
strength. I therefore recommend that Schools of Instruction be held in 
each district, one in the fall and one in the spring, these schools to be 
conducted by the District Instructors. Also individual Chapter instruc- 
tion to be given whenever and wherever possible. 

I recommend that the Committee on Ritual be given two years 
within which to complete their task and that a final draft of our new 
Ritual complete with floor work, installation services, Reception of 
Grand Officers, etc., be presented to this Grand Chapter in 1961. 

During the month of October a Junior Convocation was held in each 
district and every Chapter officer was notified. This gave your Grand 
High Priest the opportunity of meeting all the officers in the State of 
Wisconsin to discuss problems of administration, attendance promotion, 
finance, etc. Realizing also the importance of the Secretary, a Secre- 
taries' Section was held simultaneously with these meetings. 

I recommend that Jubilees be held only when and where they are 
necessary and then only with the approval of the Grand High Priest. 
The reason — we do not want Jubilees to be an alibi for not learning our 
work. 

During the year I made many visitations and I appreciated the 
courtesies extended to me." 

The Grand Secretary reported a heavy loss in membership (394) 
but said there were many signs of renewed activity — the re-instatement 
of Companions dropped for N.P.D. and unusual demand for petitions 
and pamphlets, etc. 

The Grand Treasurer reported a balance on hand May 1st, combined 
account (including funds held in reserve) of $20,269.36 and total assets 
of $37,383.48. 

Election of officers — M.E. Comp. Malcolm C. Madison, Grand High 
Priest; M.E. Comp. Earl G. Gile, Grand Secretary. 

[Among the list of 33 Grand Representatives of other Grand Chap- 
ters near the Grand Chapter of Wisconsin, the name of Canada was not 
among the list.] 

Wyoming 

The 52nd Annual Convocation of the M.E. Grand Chapter of Royal 
Arch Masons of Wyoming was held in Laramie on September 12, 1960. 

Chapters, 21; Membership, 3,190; Net gain, 8. 

M.E. Comp. Irving E. Clark, Grand High Priest. 

M.E. Comp. Frederick Sims, Grand Secretary. 

All Grand Officers were in attendance. Many Distinguished Visitors 
were present. Among the number we noted Companion H. D. Fawcett, 
of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 



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The Roll Call of Grand Representatives showed 35 Jurisdictions 
represented. (Canada by Carl S. Gilbert.) There were 14 Past Grand 
High Priests present. The Grand Chaplain offered prayers for "our 61 
departed companions", and sympathy was extended to the bereaved. 
Report of -Grand High Priest 

"I believe that the condition of the Craft in Wyoming is good. We 
again show a small gain in membership. No doubt the gain is due to the 
York Rite Festivals. I believe that these Festivals are doing more good 
than harm. However, I am definitely opposed to advertising them as a 
means of gaining admission to the Shrine. While I have no objection to 
any Mason joining the Shrine, yet I am opposed to practically admitting 
that we in the chapter have nothing to offer and that the only reason 
anyone Would have for taking the degrees would be to enable them to 
petition for something else. We have plenty to offer and should be 
vitally interested in making our degree work as impressive as possible. 

It was my privilege to visit every Chapter and most of them at 
regular convocations. On these visits I urged the following: (1) Start 
meetings on time and adjourn at a reasonable hour. (2) Keep equipment 
in good condition and confer the degrees in the most impressive manner 
possible. (3) Subscribe for a good Masonic magazine. There is none 
better than the "Royal Arch Mason". (4) Masonry is not a religion. 
However, every Mason should be a religious man. (5) Masons should 
assume their obligations as citizens." 
Report of Grand Secretary. 

Gains — Exalted 101, affiliated 9, reinstated 5, total gains, 115, 

Losses — Demitted 13, Suspended 33, Deaths 61, total losses 107. 

Net gain — 8. 

The Report of Grand Treasurer showed a cash balance on hand of 
$7,222.15. 

Election of officers — M.E. Comp. John J. Priborsky, Grand High 
Priest; M.E. Comp. Frederick Sims, Grand Secretary. 






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